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PROCEEDINGS 1982 

Due to errors in the makeup, the following errata are necessary: 
Page 77 — Public Relations Committee 
Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. E.M. Marshall 

Carried 

Page 77 — Report of the Printing and Finance Committee 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. J. Glass Carried 

Page 78 — Report of the Committee on Benevolence 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert 

Carried 

Page 79 — Report of the Warrants and Dispensations Committee after "Douglas Argent" add 

Carried 

Page 79 — Report of the Committee on Grievances and Appeals 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith Carried 

Page 80 — Report on Awards for Distinguished Service 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Carried 

Page 81 — Report of the Committee on Education, Guidance etc. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe 

Carried 

Page 83 — Mileage and Per Diem Committee 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. L. Gillespie Carried 

Page 84 — Report of the Committee on Fraternal Correspondence 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. G. Hinchliff Carried 

Page 85 — Report of the Committee on Constitution, Laws and Jurisprudence 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson 

Carried 

Page 99 — Report on Condition of Capitular Masonry 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock 

Carried 

Page 102 — Report oh Address of the Grand First Principal 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson 

Carried 

Page 103 — Report of Investments 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Carried 

Page 105 — Bursary Committee 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. Cedric Dale Carried 

Page 106 — Presentation of Bible 

delete "M. Ex. Comp. C.W. Emmett", substitute "M. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott" 

Page 111 — "Between the various reports presented to Grand Chapter , delete "M. Ex. 

Comp. Gordon H. Stuart", insert "M. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott". 

Page 113-114 — Notices of Motion 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. C.W. Emmett 

Carried 



LIBRARY ° 
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UNIVERSITY 

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From the 
Masonic Library 

of 
Lawrence Runnalls 
St. Catharines 
August 1988 



THE 
GRAND CHAPTER 

OF 
ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOURTH 

ANNUAL CONVOCATION 




Held in the Constellation Hotel 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 

A.D. 1982 A. Inv. 2512 

Ordered to be read in all Chapters and preserved 



FREDERICK SCOTT 

Grand Z. 

41 Fairfield Ave. N., 

Hamilton, Ont. 

L8H 5G9 



ROBERT T.RIGBY 

Grand Scribe E. 

3500 Duf'ferin St., 

Downsview, Ont. 

M3K 1N2 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



BIOGRAPHY 

Gordon H. Stuart, G.Z. 

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 28, 1920. 

Son of William James and Amelia Stuart. 

Educated in Vancouver B.C. 

Married former Doreen Ellen Stanton, March 6th, 1944. 

Family: one Daughter, Sharon Lee. 

Business: Manager, Flight Dispatch, Payload and Operations Control Branch, Air 

Canada. A pioneer in Commercial aviation in Canada. 

Religion: Member of the United Church of Canada. 

Past Elder, Lakeburn United Church, Lakeburn N.B. 

Masonic Record: 

Raised in Connaught Lodge 501 GRC, Mimico, Ontario. 

Charter member of The Mount Moriah Lodge 727, Brampton, Ontario. 

Past Master, The General Mercer Lodge 548, Toronto, Ontario. 

Grand Senior Deacon, The Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Exalted in Mimico Chapter 215 GRC, Mimico, Ontario. 

First Principal, Mimico Chapter 215. 

Grand Superintendent, Toronto District 8A. 

Grand Executive, Grand J., Grand PL, and elected Grand Z, 1982. 

Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of Michigan near the Grand Chapter of 

Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Past President, Ruling Principals' Council Association, Toronto District 8A. 

Honorary member of: 

Mimico Chapter 215, Mimico. 

Port Credit Chapter 230, Mississauga, Ontario. 

Oakwood Chapter 233, Markham, Ontario. 

Sombra Chapter 153, Wallaceburg. 

Keystone-Buffalo No. 71, Buffalo, New York. 
Member: Keystone Council, Royal and Select Masters, No. 20, Weston, Ontario. 
Preceptor: Geoffrey de St. Aldemar Preceptory No. 2, K.T., Toronto. 
Honorary member: Fort Wayne Commandery, No. 4, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
Grand Governor of Ontario, York Rite Sovereign College of North America. 
Member, Paulirius College No. 35, Sarnia, Ontario. 
Honorary Past Governor, Athelstan College No. 41, Toronto, Ontario. 

Honorary member of: 

Quinte College No. 53, Belleville, Ontario. 

London College, No. 67, London, Ontario. 

Edwin College, No. 59, Stratford, Ontario. 

Sir William College No. 57, Hamilton, Ontario. 

Detroit College No. 1 , Detroit, Michigan. 
Regent and awarded the Order of the Purple Cross. 
Installed Governor General. 

Past Sovereign Master, Medwayosh Council, 62, Allied Masonic Degrees, Preston, 
Ontario. 

Fellow, Grand College of Rites of the United States of America. 
Chief Adept of Ontario, and member of the High Council, London, England, the 
Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia. 

Member: St. Marks Tabernacle No. 34, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, 
Woodstock, Ontario. 



Member Order of High Priesthood of Ontario 



Member: Huronia Conclave No. 17, The Masonic and Military Orders of Knights of the 

Red Cross of Constantine, Barrie, Ontario. 
Member: Correspondence member of Quatuor Coronati Lodge, London England. 
Member: Murton Lodge of Perfection, Hamilton, Ontario. 

Hamilton Chapter of Rose Croix, Hamilton, Ontario. 

Moore Consistory 32', Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Hamilton, Ontario. 
Member: Rameses Shrine Temple, A. A. O.N. M.S., Toronto, Ontario. 




4 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

IN MEMORIAM 

Most Excellent Companion Frederick William Davis Welham 
Grand Z 1970 -71 

The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario 
sustained a great loss in the sudden and unexpected passing of M. Ex. Comp. Frederick 
W. D. Welham on November 14th, 1981, at his winter residence in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

"God's finger touched him and he slept." 

M. Ex. Comp. Welham was greatly admired and respected by the Brethren and 
Companions in this Country and in the United States where he had spent his winters 
during the past several years. He is, and shall be for many years, sincerely mourned. We 
realize that we shall never again see his familiar face in our Grand Chapter Convoca- 
tions, nor the clasp of his firm hand of friendship, and hushed is his voice at our meet- 
ings. Yet while we sorrow over his departure from us here on earth, we take consolation 
in the firm belief that he has passed through the veils of mortal strife with all its trials 
and has now taken his seat in that Celestial Sanhedrin in the Grand Chapter Above. We, 
therefore, pause for a time in the midst of the busy affairs that beset us, to place on re- 
cord a reverent tribute to his memory. 

For those of us who recall his distinguished years in office as Grand Z, we marvel at 
his determination when he set out to visit every chapter in this Grand Jurisdiction, a 
formidable task which he fully accomplished. If we were to list his notable achievements 
no doubt the foremost would be his inspiring service to mankind. Indeed, giving service 
to his fellow man was always in his heart and mind. He once gave us the following lines: 

"He who makes his whole life a feast of harvest, 
giving of his talents to the stranger and the poor, 
and then going to meet the Great Harvester, 
leaves a world richer for having lived." 

M. Ex. Comp. Welham with a heart warm in the faith of mankind gave his talents 
in a pilgrimage of service in all the vineyards of life, whether it be to his Family, his 
Country, his Church, or his beloved Freemasonry, the full fruits of which time alone 
will reveal. 

Notwithstanding his many interests in Masonry, he was a home man, a devoted 
husband to his wife Thelma, and a loving and considerate father to his three sons, 
Fred, David and Ronald. In his love and service to his country, which he adopted 
after leaving his native Scotland in 1924 and coming to Canada, he gave distinguished 
military service while serving Overseas from 1940 to the end of the hostilities, 
achieving the rank of Armt. S/ Major and Warrant Officer Class 1. His deep and 
abiding love of country was frequently expressed in his many writings on patriotism 
and Masonry, even in the most recent times. 

M. Ex. Comp. Welham was a Presbyterian, and he was very active in his 
Church, serving as an Elder at the York Memorial Presbyterian Church, Toronto. 
Later he served as an ordained Elder at the Dovercourt Presbyterian Church, 
Toronto, and for several years was a Sunday School Superintendent. 

M. Ex. Comp. Welham was Raised in Stevenson Lodge No. 218, Toronto, and 
was Wor. Master in 1958. In 1970 he received an appointment of Grand Senior 
Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. He was Exalted in 
Beaver Chapter No. 225, Toronto, and became the First Principal in 1957. In 1959 he 
became the Grand Superintendent of Toronto District No. 8, and in 1964 was elected 
to the Grand Executive of Grand Chapter. M. Ex. Comp. Welham was elected and 
installed Grand J. in 1967 and became the Grand Z in 1970. 

In the Cryptic Rite he was Greeted in Adoniram Council No. 2, Toronto. He 
became the Thrice Illustrious Master in 1966 and the Grand Inspector General of 
District A in 1968. During 1969 and 1970 he served on the Grand Executive of the 
Grand Council of the Royal and Select Masters of Ontario. 



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He was Knighted in Geoffrey de St. Aldemar Preceptory No. 2, Toronto, 
installed as the Presiding Preceptor in 1963, and achieved the office of Grand 
Director of Ceremonies, the Sovereign Great Priory of Canada, in 1964. 

In addition to these activities, he held many memberships and offices in various 
appendant bodies of Freemasonry. At the time of his death he was serving as a Grand 
Governor At Large, of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, where his 
unique and valuable talents were very much in evidence and greatly appreciated. 

In the Ancient and Accepted Order of the Scottish Rite, he was a life member of 
the Toronto Lodge of Perfection, the Toronto Sovereign Chapter of Rose Croix, and 
Moore Sovereign Consistory 32nd Degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. 

M. Ex. Comp. Welham always threw himself heart and soul into his work, and 
being gifted with great ability, energy and singleness of purpose, has left us with a 
record of service in Masonry which surpasses many of his contemporaries. His Belief 
in God, and his constant and abiding desire to walk in the shadow of his Master's 
footsteps, were toughts constantly in his mind. Such faith, dedication and zeal 
provides an inspiring example for all Companions, encouraging us all to purer 
thoughts and nobler deeds. 

In his address to Grand Chapter in 1971, after his first year in office as the 
Grand Z, he concluded with the following quotation: 

"Another year has gone, what we have done can never be undone; 

For good or ill a chain of sequences from our acts will run 

Far down the years and have an influence still, 

To err is human; though we've made mistakes we fear, 

We've tried our best to choose and do the right, 

We hope the Master's verdict for the year 

May be that we've made progress towards the light." 

These few lines reveal to us the character of a man, a Mason, and a leader who 
has bequeathed to us a legacy of past service and distinguished accomplishment. May 
his inspiring record offer encouragement to all those who take office in our Noble 
Institution, and may his magnificent contribution to Capitular Masonry never fade 
from our memory as long as this Grand Chapter endures the vicissitudes of time. 

Gordon H. Stuart 




GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

An Especial Convocation of Grand Chapter was held at the Richmond Masonic 
Temple on Saturday, 21st March, 1981 for the purpose of Dedication of the Chapter 
Room for Kitchener Chapter 210, which had moved from Russell, Ontario. 

Present: M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson, Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, Rt. Ex. Comp. Gideon J.J. Purcell, V. Ex. Comp. L.O. 
Walker, Ex. Comp. Edward Poole, R. Ex. Comp. R.T. Rigby, Ex. Comp. L. 
Ramkerrysingh, R. Ex. Comp. Clifford Meunier, R. Ex. Comp. Stan Price, Rt. Ex. 
Comp. F.J. Horton, R. Ex. Comp. Clarence Faulkner, V. Ex. Comp. Don Lusignan, 
R. Ex. Comp. Grant Garrioch, Rt. Ex. Comp. William Boston, V. Ex. Comp. Vic 
Weller, R. Ex. Comp. H.T.C. Humphries, Comp. Ernie Vos, Comp. Bill Burns, R. 
Ex. Comp. C.C. Dale, R. Ex. Comp. J. MaxLaushway, Comp. Howard Polk, R. Ex. 
Comp. Edward Elcombe, Ex. Comp. Gilbert Fowlow, Ex. Comp. M. John Moor, M. 
Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Ex. Comp. Ronald Falconer, R. Ex. Comp. Clifford 
Churchill, R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Isaacs, V. Ex. Comp. Gordon Forbes, Comp. John 
Lofthouse, V. Ex. Comp. Keith Forbes. 

Grand Chapter was opened in Ample Form at 2:00 p.m. when the Grand First 
Principal announced that this Especial Convocation of Grand Chapter had been 
called for the purpose of dedicating the Richmond Lodge Room for the purposes of 
Royal Arch Masonry. Grand Chapter was then called off for sufficient time to 
perform the Ceremony of Dedication. After the Cermony, M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, 
congratulated the Chapter on their move, and recognized and thanked Companion 
and R. Wor. Bro. Howard Polk (Deputy Grand Master) for coming to witness the 
Proceedings. Grand Chapter then retired, and was called on and closed at 4:00 p.m. 
The evening was completed at the Leitrim Arena at 6:30 p.m. with a Ladies Night and 
Ottawa District Royal Arch Ball. The weekend was highlighted by a District Divine 
Service at Gloucester Presbyterian Church on Highway 31, after which all 
Companions and families dispersed. 



DEDICATION 

GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

An Especial Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada 
in the Province of Ontario was held in the Masonic Temple at Brampton on Saturday, 
25th April, 1981, At 2511 for the purposes of Dedicating Brampton Chapter 265. 

Present: M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, M. Ex. Comp. Fred W.D. Welham, M. Ex. 
Comp. William H. Sproule, Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Edward Elcombe, Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby, Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert D. Jones, 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Basil S. Fowler, Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert M. Young, Rt. Ex. Comp. 
William S. Snowden, V. Ex. Comp. Logan Clark, R. Ex. Comp. John McFeeters, R. 
Ex. Comp. Ralph W. Hurst, V. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Mellor, R. Ex. Comp. Allyn R. 
Fast, V. Ex. Comp. Fred Kline, V. Ex. Comp. John Post, V. Ex. Comp. Todd 
Armstrong, R. Ex. Comp. William Bell, R. Ex. Comp. G. Robert Jackson, V. Ex. 
Comp. E.W. Humphreys, R. Ex. Comp. G. Johnson, R. Ex. Comp. Gerald Smith. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 



Grand Chapter was opened in Ample Form at 2:30 p.m. when the Grand First 
Principal M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott announced that this Especial Convocation of 
Grand Chapter had been called for the purpose of Dedicating the Brampton Chapter 
265 which had been granted its Warrant at the 1981 Convocation of Grand Chapter in 
Hamilton, on April 15th, 1981. Grand Chapter was then called off for sufficient time 
to perform the Ceremony. After the Ceremony, numerous presentations were made, 
and a new Bible and Triangle were dedicated by the Grand Z., who then, at the 
request of the First Principal Blakely D. Lamont, closed the Chapter in Ample Form. 
Grand Chapter then retired to the Ante Room, was called on and closed in Ample 
Form. 

In all, about 85 companions attended, and after refreshments and ceremonial 
cutting of a cake, the Companions dispersed to their various homes at 4:45 p.m. 



DEDICATION 

GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

An Especial Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario was held in the Masonic Temple at Sarnia, 
Ontario on Saturday, 15th May, 1981, A.I. 2511, for the purpose of dedicating the 
Chapter Room for Wawanosh 15 and Hiawatha 252 Chapters. 

Present: M. Ex. Comps. Fred Scott, Aube Weisman, W.S. Thomson, Leo J. 
Gent, Wm. J. Inwood. R. Ex. Comps. Gordon H. Stuart, Edward W. Elcombe, Wm. 
J. Boston, Albert A. Mortlock, Ed. M. Marshall, Wm. Snowden, John A. Johnston, 
Robert Young, Basil S. Fowler, Norm Robinson, D. Lamond, John C. Ferguson, 
Donald G. Gent, Edwin Hayes, Frederick C. Conley, Wm. Morgan, W. Challand, 
Stanley Wheeler, J. Randall, A. Cadwallader, H. Bouck, Russell Gordon, Sam 
Mitchell, Robert T. Rigby. V. Ex. Comps. Todd Armstrong, Bruce Steele, D. 
Burwell, H Kiam, G. Crawshaw, W. Kellett, A. McGregor, accompanied cby a large 
number of members of both Chapters and visitors. 

Grand Chapter was opened in Ample Form at 2:55 p.m. M. Ex. Comp. Fred 
Scott announced that this Especial Convocation had been called for the purpose of 
dedication, and the procession of Grand Chapter formed as follows: (M. Ex. Comp. 
W.S. Thomson being already in the Chapter Room, acting as Grand Organist) 

G.Z. - M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott 

G.H. - R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart 

G.J. - R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe 

M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent 

M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman 

M. Ex. Comp. Wm. J. Inwood (Michigan) 

Gr. Chaplain - R. Ex. Comp. John A. Johston 

Asst. Gr. Chaplain - R. Ex. Comp. Russell Gordon 

(A). Grand Treasurer - R. Ex. Comp. Wm. J. Boston 

Gr. Supt. (Dist. 2) - R. Ex. Comp. Duncan Lamond 

Gr. Scribe E. - R. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby 

Gr. Scribe N. - R. Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock 

Gr. Princ. Sojourner - R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Snowden 

(A) Gr. Senior Sojourner - R. Ex. Comp. Donald G. Gent 

(A) Gr. Junior Sojourner - R. E. Comp. Stanley Wheeler 

Gr. Dir. of Ceremonies - V. Ex. Comp. Todd Armstrong 



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(A) Gr. Pursuivant - R. Ex. Comp. Basil S. Fowler 
(A) Gr. Outer Guard - R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Morgan 

Grand Chapter was called off for sufficient time to perform the Ceremony of 
Dedication. After the Ceremony, M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott remarked on the beauty 
of the new Temple, stressing that it was for the use of all the Masonic and Allied 
Bodies in Sarnia, and quoted it as an example to all areas of the Jurisdiction. Grand 
Chapter then retired to the lower room, was called on and closed in Ample Form at 
3:45 p.m. 

A Dinner Dance was held at the Lambton Shrine Club in the evening, and a 
Divine Service held at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church was videotaped for the 
local cable t.v. 

DEDICATION 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

An Especial Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario was held in the Masonic Temple at Tottenham, 
Ontario, on Thursday, 11th June, 1981 for the purpose of dedicating the Temple for 
Tecumseth Chapter No. 264 of Tottenham. 

Present: M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Grand First Principal, Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. 
Stuart, Grand 2nd Principal, R. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, Grand 3rd Princi- 
pal, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferguson, Grand Treasurer, R. Ex. Comp. Claire 
Faulkner, Acting Grand-Chaplain, R. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby, Grand Scribe 
E., R. Ex. Comp. Hans-Ulrich Schmitz, Grand Scribe N., R. Ex. Comp. David 
Odishaw, Gr. Supt. District No. 9, R. Ex. Comp. Leo Moore, Gr. Supt. District 
No. 6, R. Ex. Comp. R. Mcllroy, Gr. Supt. District No. 8, R. Ex. Comp. R. 
Young, Gr. Supt. District 8A, R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Snowden, Gr. Prin. Sojourn- 
er, M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, P. Grand Z., V. Ex. Comp. L. Mellor, Grand 
Sen. Sojourner, R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Boston, Acting Gr. Jr. Sojourner, R. Ex. 
Comp. O. Francis, P. Gr. Supt. District No. 12, R. Ex. Comp. H.K. Weise, P. 
Gr. Supt. District No. 9, R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Oldham, P. Gr. Supt. District No. 
9, R. Ex. Comp. Les Levitt, Gr. Executive and P. Gr. Supt. District No. 5, R. 
Ex. Comp. J.W. Long, P. Gr. Supt. District No. 4, R. Ex. Comp. Basil Fowler, 
P. Gr. Supt. District 8A, R. Ex. Comp. H. French, P. Gr. Supt. District No. 4, 
R. Ex. Comp. C.W. Easson, P. Gr. Supt. District No. 4, R. Ex. Comp. J. A. 
Doney, P. Gr. Supt. District No. 4, R. Ex. Comp. James de Zeeuw, P. Gr. Supt. 
District No. 6, R. Ex. Comp. J. Max Laushway, P. Gr. Prin. Sojourner, R. Ex. 
Comp. J. A. Kilsby, P. Gr. Supt. District No. 9, R. Ex. Comp. Ed Marshall, P. 
Gr. Registrar, R. Ex. Comp. Reg. Forest-Jones, Past Gr. Registrar, R. Ex. 
Comp. John Glass, P. Gr. Registrar, R. Ex. Comp. Geo. Hoffman, P. Gr. Reg- 
istrar, V. Ex. Comp. Todd Armstrong, Gr. Dir. of Ceremonies, V. Ex. Comps. 
Lloyd Thompson, A. Maudsley, W.E. Watson, George Silk, M. Deller, H.M. 
Jackson, Robt. Phillips, John Post, W. Quant, Earl Wilson, R. Robinson, G. 
Achilles, G. Hotham, (Grand Stewards) V. Ex. Comp. G. Crawshaw, Gr. Sword 
Bearer, V. Ex. Comp. Jos. Neill, Grand Organist, V. Ex. Comp. Geo. Markell, 
Gr. Outer Guard, accompanied by many 1st, 2nd and 3rd Principals from Dis- 
trict No. 9 and adjoining Districts. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 



Grand Chapter was opened in Ample Form at 8:00 p.m. when the Grand First 
Principal M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott announced that an Especial Convocation of 
Grand Chapter had been called for the purpose of Dedicating the Chapter Room in 
Tottenham Temple for the use of Tecumseth Chapter No. 264. Grand Chapter was 
called off for sufficient time to perform the Ceremony, which was completed, and 
after Greetings and Good Wishes from many visitors, Grand Chapter retired and was 
called on and closed in Ample Form by the Grand First Principal. 

Everyone then adjourned to the Canadian Legion Hall for refreshments, and dis- 
persed at 9:45 p.m. 

DEDICATION 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

An Especial Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario was held in the Masonic Temple in Pembroke, on 
Saturday October 17th, 1981. 

Present: M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Grand 1st Principal, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. 
Stuart, Grand 2nd Principal, R. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, Grand 3rd Princi- 
pal, R. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby, Grand Scribe E., R. Ex. Comp. Wm. 
Snowden, Gr. Princ. Sojourner, V. Ex. Comp. J. Lloyd Mellor, Grand Sen. So- 
journer, R. Ex. Comp. G. R. Jackson, Gr. Registrar, V. Ex. Comp. G. 
Crawshaw, Gr. Standard Bearer, V. Ex. Comp. Todd Armstrong, Gr. Dir. of 
Ceremonies, R. Ex. Comp. R. Young, Gr. Supt. District 8A, R. Ex. Comp. Basil 
Fowler, P. Gr. Supt. District 8A, R. Ex. Comp. Reg Cross, Gr. Supt. District 
No. 13, M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, P. Grand Z., R. Ex. Comp. G.R. 
Molson, P. Gr. Supt. District No. 13, R. Ex. Comp. C. Churchill, P. Gr. Supt. 
District No. 13, R. Ex. Comp. F. Horton, P. Gr. Supt. District No. 13, R. Ex. 
Comp. G. Garrioch, P. Gr. Supt. District No. 13, R. Ex. Comp. V. Garrett, P. 
Gr. Supt. District No. 13, R. Ex. Comp. C. Meunier, P. Gr. Prin. Sojourner, V. 
Ex. Comps. James E. Brown, D. Lusignan, W. Byers, A. Sewell, M. Griffiths, 
and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Principals Past and Present from surrounding Districts. 

Grand Chapter was opened in Ample Form at 3:00 p.m., when M. Ex. Comp. 
Fred Scott announced that it had been called for the purpose of dedicating the New 
Temple Chapter Room for the use of Laurentian Chapter No. 151. Grand Chapter 
was then called off for sufficient time to perform the Ceremony of Dedication, which 
being done, the Grand First Principal addressed the Assembly, saying how pleased he 
was to see such fine new premises dedicated, and hoped to see Laurentian Chapter go 
from strength to strength. Grand Chapter then retired to the Ante room, was called 
on and closed in Ample Form by the Grand First Pincipal. 

All present then adjourned to the Pembroke Curling Club for dinner, and were 
joined by many visitors, including the Mayor of Pembroke who welcomed all to 
Pembroke. 



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DEDICATION 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

An Especial Convocation of Grand Chapter was held in the new Masonic Temple 
at Owen Sound on Friday 13th November, 1981 for the purpose of dedicating the 
Chapter Room for the use of Georgian Chapter No. 56, Owen Sound. 

Present: M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Grand 1st Principal, R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van 
Wamelen, Acting Grand 2nd Principal, R. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, Grand 
3rd Principal, R. Ex. Comp. John A. Johnston, Grand Chaplain, R. Ex. Comp. 
Robert T. Rigby, Grand Scribe E., R. Ex. Comp. Hans U. Schmitz, Grand 
Scribe N., R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Snowden, Grand Pr. Sojourner, R. Ex. Comp. G. 
R. Jackson, Grand Registrar, V. Ex. Comp. G. Crawshaw, Grand Sword Bearer, 
V. Ex. Comp. Todd Armstrong, Grand Director of Ceremonies, R. Ex. Comp. 
John E. Kline, Acting Gr. Outer Guard, R. Ex. Comp. Ed. Marshall, Grand 
Executive, R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt, Grand Executive, V. Ex. Comp. Jos. 
Neill, Grand Organist, R. Ex. Comp. S. Wheeler, Grand Executive, R. Ex. 
Comp. W.J. Boston, Acting Gr. Treasurer, and Mbr. of the Grand Executive, V. 
Ex. Comp. T. Lloyd Mellor, Grand Sen. Sojourner, R. Ex. Comp. Reg. Forest- 
Jones, Acting Gr. Jr. Sojourner, R. Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock, Grand 
Executive, R. Ex. Comp. Norman Robinson, Gr. Supt. District No. 4, R. Ex. 
Comp. Robert Young, Gr. Supt. District No. 8A, R. Ex. Comp. David Odishaw, 
Gr. Supt. District No. 9, Rt. Ex. Comp. D. Moffatt, Past Gr. Supt. District No. 
9, R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Saranchuk, P. Gr. Supt. District No. 9, R. Ex. Comp. 
James de Zeeuw, P. Gr. Supt. District No. 6, R. Ex. Comp. J. Kilsby, Past Gr. 
Supt. District No. 9, V. Ex. Comp. G. Hotham, V. Ex. Comp. Norman Gourlie, 
P. Asst. Grand Organist accompanied by 1st, 2nd and 3rd Principals of sur- 
rounding Chapters and a contingent of officers and members of Trinity Chapter 
No. 44, Miamisburg, Ohio. 

After a "sold out" Banquet at 6:30 p.m., Grand Chapter assembled in an 
adjoining house at 7:45 p.m. when the Grand First Principal opened in Ample Form 
and announced that it had been called for the purpose of dedicating the new Chapter 
Room for the use of Georgian Chapter No. 56, Owen Sound. Grand Chapter was 
then called off, for sufficient time to perform the ceremony, and adjourned to the 
Temple adjoining. After the ceremony, and greetings from various Visitors, Grand 
Chapter retired, was called on and closed in Ample Form by the Grand First 
Principal. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 



GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

The One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario was held at the 
Constellation Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, on 27, 28 and 29 April, 1982. 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott Grand Z. 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart Grand H. 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe Grand J. 

PAST GRAND Z's 

M. Ex. Comp. A.G.N. Bradshaw, M. Ex. Comp. John L. House, M. Ex. Comp. 
Bruce H. Smith, M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M. 
Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, M. Ex. Comp. William 
H. Sproule, M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman. 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS - Elected 1981 

R. Ex. Comp. Rev. John Alexander Johnston Grand Chaplain 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Thomas Ferguson Grand Treasuer 

R. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley. Grand Scribe E. Emeritus 

R. Ex. Comp. Hans-Ulrich Schmitz Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. William S. Snowden Grand Principal Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. G. Robert Jackson Grand Registrar 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Honourary 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie 

R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - Elected 

R. Ex. Comp. William James Boston 

R. Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock 

R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt 

R. Ex. Comp. Clifford James Meunier 

R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. Clarence Albert Faulkner 

R. Ex. Comp. Reginald Forest-Jones 

R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Edward Wheeler 

R. Ex. Comp. J. Max Laushway 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Stanley Haley 



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GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS - 1981-1982 

St. Clair District No. 1 Rt. Ex. Comp. Gerald William Knight 

London District No. 2 Rt. Ex. Comp. Duncan C. Lamond 

Wilson District No. 3 Rt. Ex. Comp. James Willard Challand 

Wellinton District No. 4 Rt. Ex. Comp. Norman Clarence Robinson 

Hamilton District No. 5 Rt. Ex. Comp. Ralph Warren Hurst 

Huron District No. 6 Rt. Ex. Comp. Leo Alphonsus Moore 

Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. Donald Victor Wiley 

Toronto District No. 8 Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert Mcllroy 

Toronto District No. 8A Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert M. Young 

Georgian District No. 9 Rt. Ex. Comp. John David Odishaw 

Ontario District No. 10 Rt. Ex. Comp. Les Patterson (Leslie D.) 

Prince Edward District No. 11 Rt. Ex. Comp. George E. Mountford 

St. Lawrence District No. 12 Rt. Ex. Comp. Claude Scilley 

Ottawa District No. 13 Rt. Ex. Comp. Reginald Isaac Cross 

Algoma District No. 14 Rt. Ex. Comp. Charles Henderson 

New Ontario District No. 15 Rt. Ex. Comp. William Clayton McNutt 

Temiskaming District No. 16 Rt. Ex. Comp. Michael Rogozynski 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby, 
Grand Scribe E. 

Grand Chapter Opened 

A constitutional number of Chapters being represented by their qualified 
officers, the One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario was opened in 
Ample Form at 10:00 a.m. 

The Grand First Principal, Most Excellent Companion Frederick Scott welcomed 
all present and announced that all Royal Arch Masons, in good standing or properly 
vouched for, would be made welcome. 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 

The following Distinguished Guests were formally introduced by the Grand Dir- 
ector of Ceremonies and his assistants: 

1. ALBERTA - M. Ex. Comp. Jack D. Lee, Grand Z. 

2. DELAWARE - M. Ex. Henry G. Law, Grand High Priest 

3. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - M.E. Robert C. Alt, Grand High Priest 

4. MANITOBA - M. Ex. Comp. Dr. Gordon Steenson, Grand Z. 

5. MICHIGAN - M. Ex. Paul C. Johnston, Grand High Priest 

Rt. Ex. Richard Schumacher, Grand Scribe 

6. NEW YORK - M. Ex. John Aram, Grand High Priest 

7. QUEBEC - M. Ex. Comp. John Patience, Grand Z. 

M. Ex. Comp. Geoffrey Lessard, Past Grand Z. 
V. Ex. Comp. Jean Paul Marineau, Grand D. of C. 

8. RHODE ISLAND - M. Ex. Kenneth J. Dorney, Grand High Priest 

9. SCOTLAND - M. Ex. Comp. Alex Anfield, Grand Supt. Scottish 

District Grand Chapter R.A. Freemasons of 
Scotland and Hon. Grand 2nd Principal, Zambia, 
Central Africa. 
10. ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE - M. 111. Bro. Walter 
H. Mortlock, Sov. Grand Commander 



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11. ORDER OF HIGH PRIESTHOOD - R. Ex. Comp. Leslie T. Richardson, 

M. Ex. Grand President 

12. RED CROSS OF CONSTANTINE - M. 111. Kt. Comp. Robert G. Loftus, 

Grand Sovereign 

13. ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS - M. 111. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, 

Grand Master 

14. SOVEREIGN GREAT PRIORY - M. Em. Kt. Philip J. Kendall, 

Supreme Grand Master 

M. Em. Kt. Gerald O. Smith, Grand Chancellor 

15. YORK RITE SOVEREIGN COLLEGE - Rt. Eminently Dist. Comp. Kt. 

Clifford Jex, Secretary General 

16. GRAND LODGE OF CANADA A.F. & A.M. - R. Wor. Bro. 

Ronald E. Groshaw, Deputy Grand Master 



The Grand First Principal personally greeted each visitor as presented and 
welcomed them warmly. They were then escorted to their chairs by the Grand 2nd 
and 3rd Principals alternately. 

They were then given Grand Honours led by the Past Grand Scribe N. Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Donald J. Gent. 

The Grand Director of Ceremonies, V. Ex. Comp. Todd Armstrong then pre- 
sented R. Wor. Bro. and Ex. Comp. Ronald E. Groshaw who represented the Grand 
Master, Grand Lodge of Canada A.F. & A.M. in the Province of Ontario. He was 
given Grand Honours and personally greeted by the Grand Z. who escorted him to his 
place on the platform. 

The Flags of the Commonwealth, Canada and the United States were then pre- 
sented at the Altar. The National Anthems were sung and the flags placed on the 
Platform. 

M. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott introduced R. Wor. Bro. and Ex. Comp. Ronald 
E. Groshaw, and thanked him for making time to attend our Convocation. 

PRESENTATION OF PAST GRAND Z's 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott read out the names of our Past Grand Z's in order of 
seniority and asked that they approach the Altar. 

The following answered the call: 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith 
M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmeti 
M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent 
M. Ex. Comp. Williams S. Thomson 
M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule 
M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman 

The Grand Z. paid tribute to the dedication and continuing aid and assistance 
given by our Distinguished Past First Principals and called for Grand Honours led by 
the Grand Scribe N. He regretted the absence of M. Ex. Comp. A.G.N. Bradshaw 
and John L. House, due to ill health, and directed the Grand Scribe E. to inform 
them that their absence was noted with regret. 

In reply, M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith thanked the Companions for their greetings 
and said he felt sure that the Past Grand Z's would, as he did, continue to work on 
our behalf as long as they were able to do so. 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FRATERNAL DEAD 

The Grand Chaplain, Rt. Ex. Comp. Rev. John Alexander Johnston then con- 
ducted the Invocation and reported for the Committee on Fraternal Dead. 

During the year, 456 of our Companions passed to the Grand Chapter above, of 
whom 27 held Grand Rank, and also we remember 10 of Past Grand Rank from 
Sister Jurisdictions. 

As we enter this Memorial Service let us sing "Abide With Me." Let us pray. 
"Grant Peace, O God, to these our departed Companions who we now place in Thy 
Loving Care - and grant that they shall now see Thee, as we have been taught 
throughout the years. 

Guide us in the ways of light and dedication, so that at the end, we too may 
ascend to Thine Immortal Kingdom, where peace and harmony reign forever." 

Let us close these moments as we sing - O God our Help in Ages Past. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 



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FRATERNAL DEAD 1981 

Chapter No. 6 V. Ex. Comp. Wilfred Cyril Steele 

St. John's 
Chapter No. 8 V. Ex. Comp. Thomas James Middleton 

King Solomon's 
Chapter No. 41 V. Ex. Comp. Louis Dufferin Barrett 

Harris 
Chapter No. 59 V. Ex. Comp. Robert Borden Morrison 

Sussex St. Lawrence 
Chapter No. 64 V. Ex. Comp. Ronald D.G. Fisher 

Willson 
Chapter No. 69 V. Ex. Comp. Robert Earl Millar 

Grimsby 
Chapter No. 79 R. Ex. Comp. Leith Longmore Querie 

Orient 
Chapter No. 81 R. Ex. Comp. Harry Pearl Grant 

Aylmer 
Chapter No. 88 V. Ex. Comp. Grant E.H. Brandon 

MacNabb 
Chapter No. 91 V. Ex. Comp. Arthur Alfred Kitchen 

Toronto Antiquity ' 
Chapter No. 94 R. Ex. Comp. Albert S. Currie 

Midland 
Chapter No. 117 V. Ex. Comp. William Edward James 

Kitchener 
Chapter 117 V. Ex. Comp. William Roy Cooper 

Kitchener 
Chapter No. 132 R. Ex. Comp. Albert Harris 

Leeds 
Chapter No. 133 V. Ex. Comp. George Pringle Marshall 

St. Francis 
Chapter No. 138 V. Ex. Comp. Charles Edward Wells 

Shekinah 
Chapter No. 152 R. Ex. Comp. John Clarence Williamson 

Alberton 
Chapter No. 184 R. Ex. Comp. Jack Allister Foster 

Hugh Murray 
Chapter No. 205 V Ex. Comp. Gilbert James Hall 

Victoria 
Chapter No. 213 V. Ex. Comp. Charles Gordon Millard 

Northern Lights 
Chapter No. 222 R. Ex. Comp. James Russell Howie 

Ottawa 
Chapter No. 222 V. Ex. Comp. Robert Walton Featherston 

Ottawa 
Chapter NO. 226 R. Ex. Comp. Peter Orville McLaren 

Prince of Wales 
Chapter No. 246 R. Ex. Comp. George Steven Johnson 

Humber 
Chapter No. 243 V. Ex. Comp. Frederick H. Checkley 

McKay 
Chapter No. 252 R. Ex. Comp. Harold Francis Boucke 

Hiawatha 
Chapter No. 257 V. Ex. Comp. Alvin Hunter Wood 

Espanola 



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FRATERNAL DEAD - SISTER JURISDICTIONS 

Australia R. Ex. Comp. A.J.E. Holland 

Georgia M. Ex. Comp. James Robert Belflower 

M. Ex. Comp. Austin P. Phillips 
M. Ex. Comp. John H. Haddock 
M. Ex. Comp. Jay D. Barton 
Minnesota M. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Nystrom 

Nova Scotia M. Ex. Comp. Jephtha Seth Munro 

Michigan M. Ex. Comp. Arthur Michael Burke 

M. Ex. Comp. Stuart Mishler Rutter 
M. Ex. Comp. Orlow Junior Myers 



DEATHS 1981 

1. Anicent Frontenac & Cataraqui - J. Winney, F.W.D. Welham 

2. The Hiram - T.H. Williamson, P. Mylnarski, G.L. Stevens, G.C. Kimpton 

3. St. John's - W. Dutton, CM. Morris 

4. St. Andrew & St. John - A. A. Kitchen, 

5. St. George's - W. Loveday, W.L. Davis, I.A. Culbert, P.W. Chappell, 
P.C. Thar, O.J. Clarkson, C. Malin 

6. St. John's - W.W. Morris, K.H. Fisher, G. Kerr 

7. The Moira - J. A. Weese, F.E. Moore, W.G. Connor, L. Furney, 
D. Mountford 

8. King Solomon's - H.I. Moody, F.S. Garrett, W.W. Mitchell, CCA. Daniel, 
T. Middleton, R.K. Metcalfe 

15. Wawanosh - M.H. Naylor, CM. Muir, H.A. Fisher, L.A. Koskie 

16. Carleton - D.R. Begley, J.C. Phimister, J.W. Hunter, G.W. Tomalty, 
F.W.D. Welham, L.J. McAdam 

18. Oxford - N.S. Stobie, J.J. Weber 

19. Mount Moriah - A. Hawthorn, E.G. Riddolls, W.C. Weir, C.L. Norton, 
M.G. Painter, G.S. Ward 

20. Mount Horeb - G.A. Thorburn, W. Culham 

22. Grenville - W.E. Cochrane, D.H. Cook, T.S. Armstrong 

23. Ezra - CS. Ryerse, H.L. Cox, 

24. Tecumseh - J. A. Forbes, R.S. Rodgers, J.G. Woolley, J. Sorensen, 
R.B. Coughlin, J.L. Blom, C.H. Gray, B.H. Cummer 

26. St. Mark's - W.O. Waldorf, K.W. Crews 

27. Manitou - W.H. Brown 

28. Pentalpha - G.E. Bickle, G. Russell, W.J. Clark, L. Crandell, F. Noel, 
T.S. Fernie, G.A. Leslie 

29. McCallum - S.V. Lymburner, A.Green, V.A. Goodfellow 

30. Huron - W.H. Knisley, A. Henwood, P.S MacEwan 
32. Waterloo - W.P. Clark, H.A. Grobe 



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35. Keystone - V.K. Rowe, T.S. Graham, C.W. Stafford, H.B. Kidd, F.W.D. 
Welham, R.D. Joel 

36. Corinthian - R. Bestard, A.J. Newton, R.A. Kelly, E.R. Castle, C.C.E. Barnes, 
G.B. Warman, G.K. Williams, F.W.D. Welham, K.R. Bessey 

37. Victoria - J. Martin 

40. Guelph - T. Ramsey, V. Mcllwraith, R. McLeod, A.W. Simkins 

41. Harris - J.C. Smith, L.D. Barrett 

44. Mount Sinai - R.A. Burgess, F.H. Carter, B.M. Huyck, D.F. Aylsworth, 
W.G. Connor 

45. Excelsior - A. A. Kemp. F. Chapman, B.L. Spencer, S. Burbridge, T. Milgate 

46. St. James - W.E. Hanly 

47. Wellington - W.J. Haydon, M.E. Morgan 

54. Palestine - W.A.D. Paterson, O.W. Hindley, J.R. Knight, M. Clarke, 
J. Wallace, J.W. Stewart, W. Eastwood, A. Gilchrist, J. McFarlane, 
D.L. Cameron, J.H. Clark, W.J. Graves, A. Soper 

55. Niagara - I.B. Collard, V.H. Nightingale, D.M. Gorham 

57. King Hiram - W. Cooper, L. Hebb, S. Hebb, E.B. Lancaster 

59. Sussex St. Lawrence - W.J. Thompson, C.F.L. Phillips, W.R. Henderson, 
O.C. Keller, G.E. Clark 

61. Granite - J.M. Brown, D. Houston 

62. York - G.A. Rivers, C.F. Armstrong, F.W.D. Welham 

63. Havelock - J.E. McLaurin, B. MacKinnon 

64. Willson - R.D. Fisher 

67. Enterprise - D.W. Wilson, A.G. MacArthur, N.H. Langdon 

69. Grimsby - S. King, R.E. Miller 

71. Prince of Wales - A.B. Ross, N. Simpson 

72. Keystone - W. Wright, F.R. Armstrong, E.W. West 

73. Erie - J. P. Spence, J.M. Taylor 

74. Beaver - E.T. Lewis, A.J. Woods, G. Lamport, R.Payne 

75. St. Clair - R.C. Cunningham, W.H. Clement, W.G. Ford, A.G. Munro 

76. Mount Nebo - W. Pearce, L.T. Couch, C.G. Hine, C. Morningstar, I. Hunt, 
R. Birrell 

77. Occident - W. Skerrat, C.H. Doane, W.A. Fry, R. Jeffery 

78. Minnewawa - C.W. Neilson 

79. Orient - L.L. Querie, J. Forsyth, F.W. Brereton 

80. Ark - B.A. McNeilage, R. Deviney, C.G. Manoghan, R. Croxford 

81. Aylmer - H.P. Grant 

82. Shuniah - B. Hey, J.W. Wellington, G.A. Matheson, J.C. Stewart 

83. Ionic - V. Davison, H.M. Brown 

88. Mac Nabb - E. Hopper, G.H. Brandon 



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90. Golden - H. Holstrom, A.S. Ballantyne 

91. Toronto - Antiquity - A. A. Kitchen 

94. Midland - E.T. Salway, J. Taylor, A.S. Currie 

95. Tuscan - T. Vickers, F.R. Parker, G. Robb, R.M. Thomson, R.W. Mitchell, 
W.T. Chipchase, J. Archibald, L. Brownlee, H.R. Workman, H. Jordan 

102. Algonquin - W.J. Pybus, W. Calvert, Jr., J.G. Cameron, K.G. Trainor, D.G 
Eddy, W.M. Kohut, S.H. Young 

103. St. John's - J.W. Newton, W.J. Gard, J.E. Faulkner 

104. White Oak - J.L. Rogers 

110. Warkworth - R. Plumton, M. Baird, H.V. Evans 

112. St. John's - C.E. Weegar 

115. Brant - R.S. Stewart, N.B. McAlpine 

117. Kitchener - W.R. Cooper, C.R. Donley, O.A. Robertson, W.E. James, 
B.J. Omand 

119. King Cyrus - E.J. Atkin, L.O. Stickle, J.A. Mclntyre, C.J. Porter, 
C.A. Pulley, G.R. Jackson, J.M. Warren 

129. Elliott - C. Ritz, N. Stacey, H.A. Cook, K.M. Robinson, P.P. Seibert 

131. Amabel - C. Hyatt, S.G. Richardson 

133. St. Francis - R.J. Walker, G. Hodges, G.P. Marshall, R.S. McLean, F. Fair- 
field, J.S. Kerruish, W.H. Bailey, D.W. Gaston 

134. King Darius - R.C. McLean, H. Hinchley 

135. Succoth - H. Baylis, E.H. Nutting, M.R. Rodd, F.W.D. Welham 

138. Shekinah - H.C. Kendall, C.E. Wells, C.L. Foley, C.R. MacClanathan, 
H.J. Taylor, D.E. Fritzley, J.T. Minaker, J.H. Willard, J.C. Chapell, 
F.W.D. Welham, D.J. Ker-Hornell 

140. Fort William - D. Harcus, A.E. Knox, R.E. Mooney 

144. Presqu'ile - G.R. Thomson 

145. The St. Patrick - F. Smith, J.A. Stinson 

146. Bernard - R. Oke 

147. Lucknow - G.J. Fisher 

148. St. John's - E.G. Bradley, T. Little 

149. Atwood - T.C. Millsap, A.W. Martinson 

151. Laurentian - L.A. Schultz 

152. Alberton - F.R. Taylor, J.C. Williamson, C.V. Strachan 
155. Ancaster - R. Pearson 

167. Kichikewana - A.E. House 

168. Ionic - F.W.D. Welham 

175. The Hamilton - C.R. Smith, R. Barty, S.J. Bibby 
184. Hugh Murray - C.K. Souder, H.I. Logan, J.A. Foster 



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195. Peel - H.C. Snyder, E.A. Ching, W.A. Coutthard, J.R. Porter, L. Nix, 
R.B. Game, J. A. Penfold, A. McArthur, W.E. West, C.J. Barclay 

198. Couchiching - A.W. Smith 

205. Victoria - G.J. Hall, R.W. Page, R.F. Snider, F.W.D. Welham 

210. Kitchener - F.J. MacNeil 

212. Mount Sinai - J. Pullan, B. Yaffe, W. Leibel, H. Robinson, J. Abrams, 
R.B. Marks, F.W.D. Welham 

213. Northern Lights - W.M. Widdifield, J.M. Gabriel, W. Stephens, C.G. Millard 

214. Vimy - R.S. Dymond, F.W.D. Welham 

215. Mimico - W. Johnston, C.W. Roberts, G.H. Thompson, F.S. Miller 

217. St. Alban's - G. Hosang, S.S. Peden, R. Parker 

218. Prince Edward - R.J. Clark 

221. Durham - E.D. Roberts, A.N. MacCuaig 

222. Ottawa - J.R. Howie, H.J. Pearce, A.F. Hills, W.E. Tuck, R.W. Featherston 

223. Abitibi - W.D. Harkins, R.S. Sampson 

224. Keystone - F. Barlow, R.E. Elliot, G.L. Stevens 

225. Beaver - F.W.D. Welham, J.R. Dempster, R.G. Lamb 

227. Quinte Friendship - W.E. Badgley, F.M. Clarke, L.A. Twiddy, H.R. Morgan, 
J.A. Tait, W. Connors, G.J. Adams, J.B.W. Curtis 

230. Port Credit - A. Babcock, T.W. MacFarlane, F.W.D. Welham 

232. King Cyrus - A.S. Currie 

233. Oakwood - L. Tavern 

234. Halton - K.M. Langdon, R. Thompson, L. Arbuckle, C.W. Reid 

235. Aurora - F.W.D. Welham 

238. The St. Andrew - M.H. Crothers 

239. Blenheim - J.W. Carpenter, R. Murray, S.S. Mason 

240. Smithville - A.E. Griffin 

241. University - E.S. Woodcock 

243. McKay - E.T. Spera, F.W. Checkley 

246. Humber - E. Dyer, D. Bremner, G.S. Johnson, D.W. Dwelley, F.W.D. Welham, 
H. Thorne, P.S. Mayewski 

248. Dochert - S.E. Malloch 

249. Palestine - H.C. Smith 

250. Thomas Peters - W.A. Munro 

251. Kirkland - G.F. Doggett, H.G. Fisk, J.H. Hodgins 

252. Hiawatha - A.M. Burke, H. Bouck, J. Campbell, O.G. McRae, R.P. Porter 

253. Regal - R.P. Barrett, C.S. Ryerse 

254. Golden Star - R.G. Amos, F.D. Crowley, G. Boyd, G.A. Carter 
257. Espanola - A.H. Wood 



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258. Tyrian - F.W.D. Welham, R.R. Collis 

259. Quetico - R. Ostrom, D. Harcus 

262. King David - W. Alexander 

263. The Scarborough - J.G. Brown 



ADDRESS OF WELCOME - 
DISTRICTS TORONTO 8 AND 8A 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert Young, Grand Superintendent of District 8A expressed 
the feelings of all, when he welcomed visitors and delegates to the Convocation, and 
hoped that the visitors and their ladies would long remember their sojourn in 
Toronto, and that the deliberations of this Grand Chapter would be both fruitful and 
rewarding. 



REPORT OF THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE 



To the Grand First Principal 

Officers and Excellent Companions 

Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada 

in the Province of Ontario. 

Greetings: 

Your Committee on Credentials beg leave to submit the following report: 

No. of Chapers represented by Officers 69 

No. of Chapters represented by PROXY 39 

No. of Chapters represented by P.Z.'s only 26 

No. of Chapters represented 135 

No. of Chapters not represented 22 

No. of Delegates present 546 

Total Number of Votes 746 

Zealously and Fraternally, 
Rt. Ex. comp. George Hinchliff, Chairman 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. G. Stuart, Seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. G. Hinchliff 

Carried 



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COMMITTEE OF CREDENTIALS 

R. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff, Chairman of the Credentials Committee reported 
that there were 157 warranted Chapters on the Roll of Grand Chapter of which 
Chapters were represented by the following: 

1. J.B. Fitzgerald, D. Holton, R.D. Pickell, D.A. Dale, A. Holton, H. Babcock 
(Proxy) 

2. L. Williamson, F.H. Knox, A.W. Fuller, Ed. Marshall, J. Neill, F. Scott, 
J. Johnston, W.J. Curtis, A.T. Fuller 

3. H. Robinson, M. Ragin, W. Macrow, A. Smuck, A. Smith (Proxy) 

4. J. Bennett, G. Bradshaw, R. Edwards, P. Emslie, W.O.W. Newton, 
L.B. Churchill, C. Campbell, L.M. Clark, K. Bellamy (Proxy), J. Lyttle, 
J. Hewat 

5. H. Eldridge, R. Pincombe, J. Murdoch (Proxy), F. Scott, G.A. Perry, E. Brown 

6. J. Dalziel, L. Dawdy, C. Katz, C. Nates, E. Connelly, L. Levitt (Proxy), 
F. Scott, J. Douglas, A. Wilson 

7. J. Howes, M. Allen, R.D. Jones (Proxy), E.W. Harrison, W.A. Dempsey 

8. P. Andres, J. Wickens 

15. B. Steele (Proxy), A. Walander 

16. C. Meunier (Proxy), H.W. Burmaster, L. Gillespie 

19. M.J. McKissack, J.M. Willcox, C. Downey, D. Wiley (Proxy) 

22. L. Walker (Proxy), R.K. Laushway 

23. J.H. Johnston 

24. B. Wickie, P.D. Armstrong, F. Heard, B.A. Mennie (Proxy) 

26. G.L. Thompson, A. McDonald, C. Home (Proxy) 

27. W.R. Oldham 

28. D. Perryman, R. McKilvie, F. Manos, N. Zalumoff 

30. S. Wheeler (Proxy), L. Boyce, R. Bradford 

31. G. Watt, B. Carmen 

32. F.C. Ackert (Proxy), B.S. Freer 

34. H. Boos, W. Storey, I. Montague, D. Watson, C. Griffiths, G.O. Smith, 
J.D. Odishaw 

35. W. Hamilton, E. Riddell, W. Law, G. Young, T. Tompkins, P. Price, B. Box 

36. V.A. Orr, G.E. Zwicker, V.E. Young, A.W. Watkins, R. Strong, C.A. Bedford 
A. A. Mortlock (Proxy), R.J. Robson, A.W. Bolton, R. Mathews, H.G. Paisley 

37. R. Hughes (Proxy), E.J. McKeever, D.C. Davey, W.J. Dickinson, G.B. Trew 

40. E. Wilson (Proxy), T.R. Scott, J. Boswell 

41. J.C. Ferguson 

44. W. Alkenbrack, J. Pollard, E. Zeran (Proxy), R Dawson, C.A. Markle, 
W. Lyon 

45. D. Chatterson (Proxy), A. Mackie, W. Greenhough 

46. C.E. Dunseith, G. Towle, H. Sparling 



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47. R.B. Morris 

53. CM. Hunter, S.R. Zavitz, W. McKenna, B. Thompson, N. Logan, E.E. Hayes, 
W.J. Brock 

54. L. Marshall, A.F. Harris, S. Edge, G.R. Jackson, J. Zegers, R. Barr, 

F. Longthorne, R. Jackson, R. Graves 

55. N. Ring, S. Knox, W. Greaves, R. Purney, A. Brown 
57. G.D. Penwarden (Proxy) 

59. O. Francis, J.M. Laushway, T. Bourret, H. Warren, F. Grant, W. Lunn, 

G. Gilmer (Proxy) 

61. D. Manary 

62. J. Pearce, G. Rennick, W. Grierson (Proxy), H.E. Mills, C.W. Emmett 

63. W. Burton, C. Cox, L. Moore, D. Manary 

64. J.C.L. McKeand (Proxy), B. Penwarden 

67. W.G. Speers, L.S. Morphy (Proxy) 

68. E. Smith, S. Leach, K. Strike 

69. D. Van Every, R. McMaster, G. de Quetteville, J. Barich 

72. D. Spafford, C. Davis (Proxy), A.A. Foote, D. Fargey, L. Sills, R. Sills 

73. R. Lashbrook, W. Melnyk, R.R. Fuller, F. Reinhardt, P.L. Lalonde (Proxy) 
W.H. Durer, G. Newcombe, J. Lyttle 

74. E. Picott (Proxy), R. McLean, D. Lamond 

75. P. Barr, H. Overend (Proxy), E. Ramsbottom 

76. R. Phillips (Proxy) 

77. W.J. Boston (Proxy), S.F. Hall, R. Falshaw, G. Sinclair, C.W. Emmett, 
A. Lee, E. Buscombe 

79. R. Roffey, W. Waldron, G. Vardy, J. Hallam, V. Usher, K. Hunter (Proxy) 
R. McElroy, M. Clark, N. Gurr, J. Janson 

80. C. Hillman (Proxy), G.E. Turner 

81. F. Pollard 

82. C.J. Miller (Proxy) 

83. K.M. Baker, W.E. Watson, C.G. Goodbrand 

84. L.J. de Zeeuw (Proxy) 

88. E.H. Logan, W.C. Barnes, H. Dunlop, H.D. Martin, H.L. Martin 

90. D.J. Argent (Proxy) 

91. G. Grant, J. A. Hewat (Proxy), J. Kline, L.W. Dixon, R. Coleman, 
C.A. Woolner, B. Sneyd 

94. S.E. Tripp, G. McCombe (Proxy), C.F.W. Inrig 

95. C.K. Robbins, W.B. Muncaster (Proxy), W.B. Walker 

102. W.C. Fleming (Proxy), R.A. Beaton, E.E. McWilliams 

103. A.S. Haley (Proxy), R.C. Schmeler 

104. J. Anderson, J. Shaw, W.S. Thomson 



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110. L. Patterson, A. Bjerknes, M. Durnford 

113. W . B . Sixsmith (Proxy) 

116. J. Lofthouse 

117. J.E. Welker, R.J. Brown, W. Rees, R. Forest-Jones, A. Wolfe 
119. R. Robinson, L. Hillman (Proxy) 

131. G.W. Hotham (Proxy) 

133. J.C. Mathieson, W. Carpenter (Proxy) 

134. G. McCombe (Proxy), T. McKean 

135. M.D. Feasby, M. Acton 

138. T.S. Blackwell, T.K. Blackwell, J.B. Anderson, G.T. Ferguson (Proxy) 
P.E. Cleal, K. Williamson, D. Airhart, J. Galarneau, R. Young, B. Spencer, 
M. Hastings, M. van Wamelen, W.J. Boston, S.J. Maddock 

143. E.W. Park 

144. J.W.D. Broughton (Proxy) 

145. P.R. Engel (Proxy), J.W. Gerrard 

146. B. Hastings (Proxy), V. Willis, W. Neable, W.H. Sargent, J.E. Smith 

147. L.J. de Zeeuw 

151. S. Bell (Proxy), A. McKenzie 

152. D.J. Argent (Proxy) 

153. W. Kellett (Proxy), P. Naylor 

155. B. Revill, R. Brown (Proxy), J. Anderson, R. Hurst, F. Dorr 

167. A. Walker, H. Belfry, G. Hoffmann, E. Walker, K. Morrison (Proxy) 

168. A. Lauesen, J. Jackson, J. Meier 
175. G. Crawshaw 

184. G. Fox, V. Ozol, A. Fast 

195. F. Russell, E. Campbell-Mcintosh, B. Topping, B. Fowler, C. Gilchrist, 
T. Armstrong, W. Sproule, J. Post, K. Flynn, J. McKane 

198. A. Settle, C. Brittain, R. Stanton, L. Pickering, W. Corlett, D. Messenger 

205. W. Caldwell, M. Klawieter, D. Hill (Proxy), N. Todd, M. Atlas, B. Stapley 

210. D. Lusignan (Proxy) 

212. L. Kahane, J. Ross, H. Loomer, L. Hermant, A. Weisman, I. Ingles, 
W.J. Boston 

213. W. Coch 

214. A. Wigmore, S. Mitchell (Proxy), J. Randell 

215. G. Doughty, D. Nieforth, D. Fisher, D. Reedie, B. Bell, P. Taylor, 
W. Cook, G.H. Stuart, R. Groshaw 

217. E. Greenwood, D. Will, A. Baldwin (Proxy), E.W. Elcombe, J.E. Smith 

218. J. Haggerty, R. McKee, G. Silk, T. Doney, A. Thompson 

219. J. Crawford, R. Winters, J. Glass (Proxy), G. Hinchliff, S. Pilcher, D. Pilcher, 
G. Blackie, P. Taylor 



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220. G. Sinclair, M. Duke, A. Grant (Proxy), J. Dodd, D. Kline, R. Falshaw, 
R.T. Rigby, P. McGregor, H. Jackson, W. Creech 

221. C. Terbutt, P.J. Wight, N. Robinson (Proxy) 

222. G.D. Cameron, C. Dale 

223. A.W. Abercrombie, M. Rogozynski (Proxy) 

224. H. Cureton, G. Slingerland, M.H. Devins (Proxy), L.F. Cunningham, 
A.W. Anderson, J.H. Davies, G.B. Cowman 

225. J. Thomson, F. Garvin, D. Danniels, T. Nishino (Proxy), R. Roberto 

226. R. Bradford, A.G.L. Blanchard (Proxy) 

227. B. Goodfellow, C. Faulkner, E.L. Goodman, B.H. Smith, S. Hay (Proxy) 
G. Mountford, G. McQueen, C. McMullen 

230. F. Layzell, T. Hendry, L. Primeau, C. Lewis 

231. E.G. Burton 

232. J. Rothnie, G.P.R. Webster, L. Mellor (Proxy), J. Sheppard 

233. K.C. Elsie, D.B. Gibson, W. Dunlop, W. Snowden, D. Wilson L. DeZorzi 
(Proxy), G. McNeice, E. Radau, W. Oldham 

234. W. McDonald, J. Blair, A. Dean, J. Bingham, N. Carlisle 

235. D.Walden, D. Mabley, D. Wolffers, R. Rickward (Proxy), G. Achilles, 
E. Marsden 

236. S. Parke (Proxy), C. Madison 

238. T. Monk, S. Neilson, M. Richmond, J. Fulton, L. Jacobs, T. Johnson, 
L. Fortner, W. Davies, J. Hessey (Proxy), V.L. Hopwood, D. Thomson 

239. G. Allison, D. Stewart, G. Knight, L. Guyett 

240. L. Richardson 

241. J. Storey (Proxy), M. Atlas, O.R. Roberts 

242. G. W. Hotham 

243. J. Noble (Proxy), J. McFeeters, L. van Sickle, S. Winterbottom, W. Kane 

245. R. Wright (Proxy), R. Haddow, E.G. Radau 

246. N. Parson, D. Danby, R. Jolly, T. Wells 

247. G.H. Neely (Proxy), D. Gent, H. Motton, L.J. Gent, R. Gordon 

248. W. Thompson 

249. W.R. Mutton, B. Tink (Proxy), M. MacKenzie, J. Hartwell 

250. A. Leal (Proxy), R. Purdy, A.J. Bell 

251. G. Williams, J. R. Pollock 

252. L.G. O'Dell, H. Coleman, L.F. James 

253. E.M. Jaques (Proxy), H.G. Edgar 

254. R.I. Skene 

257. W.B. Walker (Proxy) 

258. W. Belfontaine, S. Rowntree, F.C. Conley, J. Hewatt 

260. F. Oliver, J. Harrigan, G. Gahs, M. Umemura, G. Markell, R. Falshaw 



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261. C.Griffiths 

262. J. Loft (Proxy), F. Scott, J. Brittain, J. Hobson, H. Edgar, J. Robbins 

263. R. Matthews, A. Connelly, J. Major, R. McAuley, W. Kinnaird, R.V. Muir, 
A.K. McLeod 

264. F. Wilson, B.M. Lopatriello, J.W. Storey, T.W. Carter (Proxy) 

265. A. Campbell, S. Boomhour, R. Carter, J. Harrigan, D. Kline, C. Gilchrist, 
G. Gahs, T. Armstrong (Proxy), B. Fowler, D. Lamont, J. Post, K. Flynn 



CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES 

It was moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Edward Elcombe that as the Proceedings of the last Convocation held in Toronto on 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 27, 28 and 29 April, 1981 have been printed and 
copies sent to all Chapters in this Jurisdiction - the recorded minutes be considered as 
read and the same be now confirmed. 

Carried 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

It was moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Edward Elcombe, "That the order of business of the Grand Convocation be changed 
at the discretion of the Grand Z." 

Carried 

It was moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Edward Elcombe "That the Mileage and Per Diem Committee, headed by Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Lloyd Gillespie, as Chairman, pay the Mileage and Per Diem to the Members 
of the Grand Executive entitled to same." 

Carried 

It was moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Edward Elcombe, 

(a) "That Rt. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff be Chairman of the Credentials 
Committee with power to form his own Committee, as approved by the Grand Z." 

Carried 

(b) "That Rt. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff be Chairman of the Scrutineers Commit- 
tee with power to form his own Committee, with assistance from the Credentials 
Committee, as approved by the Grand Z." 

Carried 

MOTION: 

It was moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Edward Elcombe that the next Grand Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Canada 
in the Province of Ontario be held in Toronto on Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 
April, 1983. Carried 



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GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

The Most Excellent Grand Z. asked the Grand Scribe E. to call the roll of 
Representatives near our Grand Body of Sister Jurisdictions, and ask them to answer 
the call and assemble before the Altar. The following answered to their names at the 
Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario: 

ALABAMA Eugene W. Harrison 

ALBERTA Albert A. Mortlock 

ARGENTINA Russell H. Brown 

ARIZONA Edward M. Marshall 

BRITISH COLUMBIA Henry F. Motton 

CONNECTICUT Clarence A. Faulkner 

DELAWARE William J. Grierson 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Bruce H. Smith 

FINLAND Elburn Zeran 

FRANCE Ernest L. Goodman 

GEORGIA Henry J. Edgar 

GERMANY William H. Sproule 

IDAHO Joseph Hessey 

INDIA Douglas J. Argent 

IOWA William S. Thomson 

IRELAND William J. Boston 

ISRAEL Irving Ingles 

KANSAS : Allan L. Leal 

KENTUCKY Chester J. Miller 

LOUISIANA E.S.P. Carson 

MAINE Robert T. Rigby 

MANITOBA Gerald O. Smith 

MARYLAND Leo J. Gent 

MASSACHUSETTS Fraser Hay 

MEXICO John C. Ferguson 

MICHIGAN Gordon H. Stuart 

MINNESOTA F. Carl Ackert 

MISSISSIPPI Donald M. Lusignan 

MISSOURI Percy MacGregor 

MONTANA Arthur Watson 

NEBRASKA Orval Francis 

NETHERLANDS Maarten van Wamelen 

NEVADA Gordon T. Ferguson 

NEW BRUNSWICK George E. Turner 

NEW HAMPSHIRE Percy Barr 

NEW JERSEY Aube Weisman 

NEW MEXICO Stanley H. Wheeler 

NEW SOUTH WALES Edward W. Elcombe 

NORTH CAROLINA W. Leslie Davies 

NOVA SCOTIA John J. Robbins 

OHIO 

OKLAHOMA Robert Jones 

QUEBEC Charles W. Emmett 

RHODE ISLAND Arthur S. Haley 

SASKATCHEWAN Stephen Tripp 

SOUTH AFRICA Leslie Levitt 

SOUTH CAROLINA Cedric C. Dale 

SOUTH DAKOTA Frederick C. Conley 

SWITZERLAND Jack Meier 



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TENNESSEE George B. Cowman 

TEXAS Jack B. Loft 

UTAH Lloyd B. Gillespie 

VIRGINIA Frederick Scott 

WYOMING Angus McDonald 

After a welcome from the Grand First Principal, Grand Honours were accorded, 
led by the Grand Scribe N. 



OATH OF OFFICE 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, was appointed by our Grand Z to preside at 
the Ceremony of the Oath of Office of the Scrutineers. 

This was to take place at a convenient time. 

M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, Immediate Past Grand Z. was requested to 
assume the Sceptre while our Grand Z., Most Excellent Companion Frederick Scott 
delivered his address. 



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GRAND FIRST PRINCIPALS ADDRESS - APRIL 1982 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

My Companions: 

On Janary 20th 1857, one hundred and twenty-five years ago, the Grand Chapter 
R.A.M. of Canada came into existence with Most Ex. Comp. Wm. Mercer Wilson, 
who was also the Grand Master, being installed as Grand First Principal. From that 
humble beginning has grown and matured the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Canada, in 
the Province of Ontario, the mother Grand Chapter of seven other provincial Grand 
Chapters, and the governing body for some 17,000 plus Royal Arch Masons in this 
province. 

This therefore is actually our 125th birthday but due to changes in the dates of 
Grand Chapter Convocations over the years we will celebrate our 125th Annual 
Convocation in 1983. Plans are already being formulated to give this celebration the 
importance that it deserves. 

My term of office as your Grand First Principal is now drawing to a close. 
During the past two years I have endeavoured to give to the companions in our Grand 
Chapter that same kindly, considerate and forceful leadership, that we have received 
over the years from my predecessors. How successful that has been, you, my 
companions will have to judge for yourselves. 

The road has not always been smooth and even. There have been many problems 
to solve, many difficult situations to overcome, and many decisions to be made. We 
suffered through a postal strike in the summer of 1981 during which I issued a verbal 
directive permitting chapters to hold regular convocations without sending out a 
monthly summons and without ballotting for candidates or making Notices of 
Motion, until the end of the strike. We witnessed and read about assassinations, 
attempted assassinations, floods, tragedies and many other problems and strikes in 
the industrial world, and noted a general lowering of moral standards, but through all 
these trials and difficulties our Royal Craft has been securely anchored to the great 
principles of our Order, companionship, truth, benevolence, charity and all those 
qualities that will enable us as individuals to build a Temple of Character which will 
in due time be acceptable to the Grand Geometrician of the Universe. 

It always seems that no matter how far we roam at times, we eventually come 
back to Toronto, a thriving metropolis which has been called the Queen City, 
Toronto the good, and a number of other names that have no place in this address. In 
any event this city must have the most loyal and the most long suffering fans in the 
world for the manner in which they have supported the Argonauts, the Maple Leafs 
and presently the Blue Jays and the Blizzard. On behalf of the Grand Chapter I 
commend and congratulate the Convocation Committee under Rt. Ex. Comp. Wm. 
Boston for the arrangements that have been made for our comfort. 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 

It is our privilege and delightful pleasure to extend a welcome to our Deputy 
Grand Master, Rt. Wor. Bro. Ronald E. Groshaw. We thank him for taking time out 
of a very busy schedule to grace our convocation with his presence and we assure him 
of our love, our devotion and our loyalty, not only to him as an individual, but to the 
organization that he represents. It is interesting to note that the other leaders of the 
organizations that are represented here are all valuable members of our own Grand 
Chapters: Most 111. Bro. Walter Mortlock, Sovereign Grand Commander, 



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A.&A.S.R.; Most 111. Comp. Maartin Van Wamelen, Grand Master of the Grand 
Council Royal & Select Masters of Ontario; Most 111. Kt. Comp. Robert G. Loftus, 
Grand Sovereign of the Red Cross of Constantine and Rt. Ex. Comp. Leslie 
Richardson, President of the High Priesthood of Ontario. We alwo welcome Most 
Em. Kt. Dr. Philip J. Kendall, the Supreme Grand Master of the Sovereign Great 
Priory and all the Grand High Priests and Grand First Principals of all the other 
Grand Chapters who are present on this occasion. 

I sincerely hope that the pleasure you all derive from your visitation with us will 
come close to that which we received when my wife and I visited your Grand Bodies. 

NECROLOGY 

If our faith is founded, as it should be, on a belief that we will all meet again in 
the Grand Lodge or Grand Chapter above, then we are sure to be re-united with all 
those who have laid down the working tools of this life and have answered the call of 
higher service, during the past twelve months. We were all greatly saddened and 
shocked at the untimely death of our good friend and Past Grand First Principal 
Most Ex. Comp. Fred W.D. Welham. His dedication and devotion to Masonry in all 
its many branches should stand as a shining example to all who mourn his loss. (A 
fitting memorial will appear elsewhere in these proceedings). A Masonic Service was 
held by Stevenson Lodge Toronto. Rt. Ex. Comp. George Johnson, who lost his life 
in a tragic boating accident during the summer months will also be greatly missed and 
fondly remembered by his many friends. These are only two of the many Royal Arch 
Masons who have joined that innumerable caravan above and whose memory will be 
revered by the Grand Chaplain in his report. 

As I pen these sad lines I have been informed of the passing of two other very 
dear friends of mine, Rt. Ex. Comp. J. Woodrow Fulkerson, a Past Grand 
Superintendent of Hamilton District No. 5 and our honourary Grand Outer Guard V. 
Ex. Comp. David MacLachlan. They too, will be sorely missed. 

Not silent are these hallowed dead, 
A richer eloquence survives 
We have from those who've gone ahead 
The inspiration of their lives. 

APPRECIATION 

I would be remiss if I did not here express my sincere appreciation to all those 
who have made my term as Grand First Principal so enjoyable and so much easier. 
The other two members of the Grand Council, Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart and Rt. 
Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe have given freely and generously of their time and talent 
and it has been a genuine privilege to have been associated with them during the past 
years. The Past Grand First Principals too, have given unselfishly of their counsel, 
advice and encouragement and surely merit my gratitude. The Grand Superintendents 
have performed the tasks assigned to them with diligence and fidelity, and the whole 
of the Grand Jurisdiction is proud of their efforts. 

The same applies to all the other elected and appointed officers, and committee 
members of this Grand Chapter, and I will be forever grateful to them. The work in 
the office of the Grand Chapter is carried on quietly, willingly, and efficiently; and I 
extend my gratefui thanks to Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert Rigby, the Grand Scribe E. and 
to Mrs. Rose Kelly for their many kindnesses and for the manner in which they 
accomplished their duties making my task so much easier. 

My companions, I would indeed be remiss if I did not here acknowledge with 
sincere appreciation the contribution of Rt. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt, who not only 



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travelled hundreds of miles to show the film "The Saga of the Holy Royal Arch", but 
who also offered himself as a private chauffeur to the Grand First Principal whenever 
it was possible. 

Finally, to all companions throughout the jurisdiction, I appreciate the manner in 
which I have been received, entertained and toasted, as I have been able to visit your 
respective chapters and districts. 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

Because of the deaths or resignations of some of our Grand Representatives, I 
appointed the following to these positions of importance. 

Oklahoma - Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert Jones 
Montana - Rt. Ex. Comp. Rev. Arthur Watson 
New Mexico - Rt. Ex. Comp. Stanley Wheeler 
South Africa - Rt. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt 
Wyoming - Rt. Ex. Comp. Angus McDonald 

We welcome these Grand Chapter officers as representatives, and at the same 
time, express our appreciation for the dedicated service rendered by their 
predecessors. 

I also received and approved the recommendations of other Grand Chapters for 
changes in the personnel who represent our Grand Chapter in those areas. 

This is a very important responsibility, which if done properly on both sides, will 
keep the lines of communication open between our Grand Chapters. 

GRAND LODGE A.F.&A.M. OF CANADA 

At the annual communication of our Grand Lodge held in Toronto last July, 
many of the members of our Grand Chapter were honoured by election or appoint- 
ment. The list is endless and here I will only mention a few. 

Grand Master - Ex. Comp. Howard Polk 

Deputy Grand Master - Ex. Comp. Ronald Groshaw 

Grand Junior Warden - Ex. Comp. Donald Lamont 

At least seventeen District Deputy Grand Masters, including Rt. Ex. Comp. J. 
Max Laushway, eleven Royal Arch Masons elected and appointed to the Board of 
General Purposes and approximately thirty members who received appointments from 
our Grand Master. 

I should also include all those who have been installed as Worshipful Masters 
and invested as line officers in their respective lodges during the past year, and a 
special congratulations to our Grand Scribe E. Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert Rigby who was 
installed as Worshipful Master of The Mount Moriah Lodge No. 727 just ten days 
ago. 

We congratulate all these Royal Arch Masons and wish for them a happy, 
successful and enjoyable term in office. 



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SUPREME COUNCIL A.&A.S.R. 

On September 9th and 10th, 1981, your Grand First Principal attended the 
Annual Assembly of that body in Peterborough as the guest of V. Ex. Comp. and M. 
111. Bro. Walter Mortlock, the Sovereign Grand Commander. At that session the 
following members of our Grand Chapter were coroneted 33rd degree masons: Most 
Wor. Bro. Howard Polk, our Grand Master, Rt. Ex. Comp. Gerald O. Smith of 
Barrie, Rt. Ex. Comp. Russell Brown, Ancaster, V. Ex. Comp. Geo. E. Smith, 
Cobourg, V. Ex. Comp. Douglas Home, of Hamilton. 

In extending congratulations to the companions who have received this high 
honour, I would like to add the name of Most Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman who has 
been elected to receive that honour in Fredericton, New Brunswick on September 9th, 
1982. 

DEDICATION AND CONSECRATION 

Two new chapters Tecumseth No. 264 and Brampton No. 265 were Consecrated 
and Dedicated on June 11th and April 25th, 1981 respectively. New temples were 
dedicated as follows: 

In Sarnia for Hiawatha No. 252 and Wawanosh No. 15 

In Tottenham for Tecumseth No. 264 

In Pembroke for Laurentian No. 151 

In Owen Sound for Georgian No. 56 

HONOURS RECEIVED 

Honourary memberships in our Grand Chapter are not given lightly or without 
deep and serious consideration. For that reason I feel highly honoured to have 
received the Order of the Purple Cross from the York Rite Sovereign College of 
North America in Dearborn, Michigan. I also received honourary memberships in 
Ancaster Chapter No. 155, McKay Chapter No. 243, Caledonia Chapter No. 236, and 
Mount Sinai Chapter No. 293 in Buffalo, N.Y. 

STREAMLINING OF GRAND CHAPTER 

We are all aware of the ever escalating cost of living and your Grand Chapter 
and many individual chapters are taking steps to meet this challenge. A committee has 
been formed and Notices of Motion will be presented to change the constitution and 
to permit us to hold our Grand Chapter Annual Convocation in two days rather than 
the present three day sessions. This will provide a considerable saving not only to 
Grand Chapter but to the delegates attending. I, personally, have no objection to 
constituent chapters sending out a summons covering two meetings just so long as it is 
understood that applications must be processed according to constitutional require- 
ments. 

VISITATIONS 

A list of the visitations that I have been privileged to make as the representative 
of this Grand Chapter will appear elsewhere in the Annual Proceedings and here I will 
only touch on the highlights. My wife and I were privileged to visit the Grand 
Chapters of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Quebec; the Grand 
Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, Supreme Council A.&A.S.R. in Peter- 
borough, Grand Council R.&S. Masters in Ottawa, Sovereign Great Priory and Red 
Cross of Constantine in Hamilton. 



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We also attended and were received by the following chapters, who were cele- 
brating anniversaries: 

Hiawatha No. 252 - Sarnia - 50th 
Regal Chapter No. 253 - Port Dover - 50th 
Quinte Friendship No. 227 - Belleville - 60th 
Ancaster Chapter No. 155 - Ancaster - 75th 
Moira Chapter No. 7 - Belleville - 125th 

Moira Chapter also hosted the fall Executive meeting of our Grand Chapter. 

I regret that I was unable to attend King Cyrus Chapter No. 232 as they 
celebrated their 60th Anniversary on February 6th, 1982 and I am grateful to Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Gordon Stuart, Grand Second Principal for acting in my stead. 

Other outstanding events included the installation of Most Wor. Bro. Howard 
Polk as J.H. and Z. of Carlton Chapter No. 16, Ottawa and his investiture as an 
honourary Past Principal; the presentation of the regalia of a Grand Standard Bearer 
to Most 111. Bro. Walter Mortlock in Peterborough; the conferral of the Supreme 
Degree of the Holy Royal Arch on Rt. Wor. Bro. Reginald Hoddy in Kingston; a 
special night in Victoria Lodge No. 474 to honour Comp. Ron Padgett for his years 
of dedicated service as organist; another special night by McKay Chapter No. 243 to 
honour V. Ex. Comp. Ira Lee; and I regret sincerely that I was unable to attend 
Mount Sinai Chapter's Man-of-the-year Night when Rt. Ex. Comp. Sam Tenenbaum 
was honoured. 

I also enjoyed the privilege of attending a number of Divine Services in 
Hamilton, Toronto, Sarnia, Pembroke and Belleville and am grateful to the Grand 
Chaplain, Rt. Ex. Comp. Rev. John A. Johnston for hosting the Grand Chapter 
Divine Service in his own church, McNab Presbyterian in Hamilton, Ontario on 
November 15th, 1981. 

OUR GRAND FIRST PRINCIPALS 

During the year 1981 we received in the Grand Chapter office a beautifully 
bound book containing the Biographies, Pictures and Obituaries of all our Grand 
First Principals from 1857 to 1982, prepared and presented by V. Ex. Comp. John 
Lawrence Runnalls of St. Catharines. This book took nearly four years to prepare 
and was reproduced by Ex. Comp. Derek Coniam and Comp. John Thin, members 
of Mount Moriah Chapter No. 19 St. Catharines. Eleven copies in all were prepared 
and presented to your Grand First Principal, some of the Past Grand First Principals 
and the people who assisted in its production. 

This, my companions, represents years of unselfish and dedicated service to 
Royal Arch Masonry and I now publicly offer our sincere appreciation to all who 
assisted in this research. The only request that V. Ex. Comp. Runnalls made was that 
his name be placed on the list of those who receive our Annual Proceedings, a small 
price indeed for such a valuable contribution. 

RELEASE A MIRACLE 

By the time I am reading this address, all Royal Arch Masons will be aware that 
this programme is now in operation. The proposal is that we endeavour to raise at 
least $125,000.00 to celebrate our 125th Annual Convocation in April of 1983. The 
interest from this fund will be donated each year to one or more medical programmes 
of our choice. Most Ex. Comps. Emmett, Thomson and Weisman are the committee 
in charge of this programme and I urge you to give it the support and co-operation 
that it deserves. Your Grand Chapter also commends all those chapters and districts 
who carry on their own benevolent programmes. 



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THE KEYSTONE 

The new editor for the Keystone is V. Ex. Comp. Wm. Dunlop, Apt. 512, 2360 
Birchmount Road, Agincourt, Ontario MIT 2M4, a Past Principal of Oakwood 
Chapter No. 233. Bill replaces the late Rt. Ex. Comp. George Johnston and I would 
request that you send all news - worthy items either to him or to the Grand Chapter 
office. 

ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS 

It has been noted that a number of our chapters are in serious difficulties and 
many others are having problems dealing with inflation and a general lack of interest 
and attendance. The Grand Chapter committee under Rt. Ex. Comp. Wm. Boston, 
with Most Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman in an Advisory capacity, are always willing to 
lend assistance and advice wherever and whenever it is required. 

GRAND CHAPTER BANNER 

No doubt inspired by the presentation of The Banner of Grand Lodge by the 
masons of the Toronto Districts, to that body, the Royal Arch Masons of Toronto 
Districts 8 and 8A at a regular meeting of the Principals Association approved the 
following resolution: "that a Royal Arch Banner would be obtained and then pre- 
sented to the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, and to the Grand Chapter of 
Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario, on the occasion of the 
125th Annual Convocation which occurs in 1983." 

At a meeting of the Grand Advisory Committee Most Ex. Comp. Wm. S. 
Thomson agreed to contact Rt. Ex. Comp. Allan Dempsey of Belleville and Comp. 
and Rt. Worshipful Bro. Wallace McLeod of Victoria College Toronto, to obtain 
their comments and recommendations concerning the preparation of this banner. 

We are grateful to both of these dedicated masons for their assistance. 

WM. S. THOMSON TROPHY 

It is interesting to note the number of chapters that were in the running for this 
beautiful trophy which is awarded to the chapter showing the greatest percentage 
increase in membership during the past Masonic year. Following is a list of previous 
winners up to, and including 1981: 

King Hiram No. 57 - Port Colborne - 1975 
St. John's No. 6 - Hamilton - 1976 
Smithville No. 240 - Smithville - 1977 
Tyrian No. 258 - Markham - 1978 
Aylmer No. 81 - Aylmer - 1979 
Keystone No. 35 - Whitby - 1980 
Ulster No. 219- Weston - 1981 
and the winner in 1982 is Malloch No. 66. 

LONG SERVICE JEWELS 

I have been privileged to present many of these long service jewels and many 
more have been presented by the Grand Superintendents and other Grand Chapter 
officers. We congratulate all the recipients and thank them for the services that they 
have rendered to our Grand Chapter. A complete list will be printed elsewhere in the 
proceedings. 



34 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



BURSARY FUND 

The committee under the chairmanship of Rt. Ex. Comp. \Cedric Dale has carried 
on the fine work performed by their predecessors over the years and we appreciate 
their dedication, and the efforts and the co-operation of all the chapters in our Grand 
Jurisdiction who actively promote this benevolent work. 



MEMBERSHIP 

The membership of our Grand Chapter on December 31, 1981 was 17,425. 
During that year we added by initiation, restoration and affiliation 648 members, and 
lost by death, demits and suspensions 764 indicating a loss on the year of 116 Royal 
Arch Masons. 

Any loss is serious, and can only be reversed by a dedicated effort to sell the 
advantages of the Royal Craft to the uninformed Masons in the Craft Lodges. 



CONCLUSION 

My Companions. If ever we needed an example of dedication and devotion to the 
principles of living, we should always keep before us the spirit, the courage and the 
determination of a young man called Terry Fox and the legacy of his Marathon of 
Hope, a man who dedicated his very life to helping others. 

There is also the example left behind by those in our Grand Chapter who have 
gone on ahead to prepare the way for us. If we have followed these examples and 
endeavoured to understand the full import of the lessons taught in our degrees, then 
and then only, can we present our Temple of Human Character for the inspection and 
approval of the Grand Overseer of the Universe. 

It has been my great privilege to serve as your Grand First Principal for the past 
two years. It has been an experience that will support me for the rest of my natural 
life and I promise that I will give freely of the experience that I have gained to the 
promotion of the honour and glory of this Grand Chapter. 



Sincerely and Fraternally Yours, Most Excellent Companion 

Fred Scott 
Grand Z, 1980-81 



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VISITATIONS 1981-82 

April 20th - Visit to Doric Lodge No. 382 - Hamilton with Highland Degree Team 
from St. John's Chapter No. 6 

April 24th - The Hiram Chapter No. 2 - Regular Convocation 

April 25th - Brampton Chapter No. 265 - Consecration 

April 27th - King David Chapter No. 262 - Burlington 

May 2nd - Quinte Friendship Chapter No. 227 - Belleville 60th Anniversary 

May 4th - Master Mason Night in Brockville Sussex-St. Lawrence Chapter No. 59 

May 7th, 8th & 9th - Scottish Rite Re-union in Hamilton 

May 14th - St. John's Chapter No. 6 Hamilton - present 50 year jewel 

May 15th, 16th & 17th - Dedication of new Temple in Sarnia - Hiawatha Chapter 
No. 252 - also Wawanosh Chapter No. 15 - Sarnia - 50th Anniversary - Divine 
Service 

May 19th - Victoria Lodge No. 474 and Shekinah Chapter No. 138. Honours to 
Comp. Ron Padgett for dedicated service as organist. 

May 25th - King David Chapter No. 262 - Burlington - Installation 

May 29th & 30th - Grand Council R.&S. Masters in Ottawa 

June 2nd & 3rd - Grand Chapter of Quebec in Montreal 

June 5th - Hamilton Principals' Association 

June 6th - Regal Chapter No. 253 Port Dover - 50th Anniversary and Wilson District 
reception 

June 11th - Dedication and consecration of Tecumseth Chapter No. 264 and Chapter 
room - Tottenham 

June 15 - Present jewels in Enterprise Chapter No. 67 - Palmerston 

June 17th - Lebanon No. 220 Etobicoke - Strawberry Night 

June 18th - York Rite College Installation - Stratford 

June 22nd - Centennial Chapter No. 260 Streetsville - Strawberry Night 

June 23rd - White Oak Chapter No. 104 Oakville - Strawberry Night 

June 24th - McKay Chapter No. 243 to honour V. Ex. Comp. Ira Lee 

June 28th - Open air Lodge Divine Service in Binbrook - Hamilton District "B" - 
Rev. John A. Johnston - Grand Chaplain Preacher 

July 12th - St. John's Chapter No. 6 Family Picnic - Lowville Park 

July 14th, 15th & 16th - Grand Lodge Annual Communication Toronto 

July 31 - August 1st & 2nd - York Rite College Dearborn, Michigan - Purple Cross 

August 8th - 11th - Sovereign Great Priory in Hamilton 

August 12th - Red Cross of Constantine Grand Conclave in Hamilton 

Sept. 8th - Grand Advisory in Toronto 

Sept. 9th- 12th - Supreme Council A.&A.S.R. in Peterborough 

Sept. 15 - Oakwood Chapter No. 233 Markham - Installation 

Sept. 16th - Carlton No. 16 Ottawa - Installation of Howard Polk G.M. as Honorary 
J.H.Z. and Past Principal 



36 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



Sept. 27th - Hamilton District Divine Service - Jerseyville 

Sept. 28th - Centennial Chapter No. 260 - Installation 

Oct. 2nd & 3rd - Grand Chapter of Michigan - Battle Creek 

Oct. 6th & 7th - Grand Chapter of Ohio - Columbus 

Oct. 9th - Speaker at Sunny lea Lodge No. 664 - Toronto 

Oct. 17th - Dedication of Laurentian Chapter No. 151 - Pembroke 

Oct. 22nd - Hiawatha Chapter Members Night - Sarnia 

Oct. 23rd - Grand Chapter Executive in Belleville Moira Chapter No. 7 - 125th 
Anniversary 

Oct. 24th - Belleville District Divine Service in Foxboro 

Oct. 28th - Hamilton Principal's Association 

Oct. 29th - Reception in Brampton for Rt. Wor. Bro. Don Lamont Gr. Junior 
Warden 

Oct. 30th - With McKay Chapter No. 243 to Angola, N.Y. Exemplify H.R.A. 

Nov. 2nd - Reception of Most 111. Comp. M. Van Wamelen in Keystone Council - 
Weston 

Nov. 3rd -7th - Scottish Rite Re-union in Hamilton 

Nov. 8th - Toronto District 8 & 8 A Divine Service Zion Wexford United Church 

Nov. 13th - Owen Sound Temple Dedication - Georgian Chapter No. 56 

Nov. 15th - Grand Chapter Divine Service - McNab St. Presbyterian Church 
Hamilton - Grand Chaplain 

Nov. 14th - Death of Most Ex. Comp. F.W.D. Welham in Arizona 

Nov. 17th - Masonic Service by Stevenson Lodge No. 218 - Toronto 

Nov. 19th -, Ancaster Chapter - 75th Anniversary - H.R.A. by Principals' 
Association 

Nov. 20th - A.F.&C. No. 1 Kingston - H.R.A. - Rt. Wor. Bro. Reg Hoddy 
candidate 

Nov. 25th - Corinthian No. 36 - Peterborough - H.R.A. degree Invest Gr. Standard 
Bearer W. Mortlock with regalia 

Nov. 26th - Caledonia Chapter - H.R.A. - Rev. Wilfred McLeod candidate 

Nov. 27th - Hiram Chapter No. 2 - Hamilton - Installation 

Nov. 28th - Speaker at Holy Land Conclave - Toronto Red Cross of Constantine 

Nov. 30th - Grand Advisory - Grand Chapter office - Toronto 

Dec. 1st - Mount Sinai No. 212 - Installation 

Dec. 3rd & 4th - Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia 

Dec. 7th & 8th - Grand Chapter of Massachusetts in Boston 

Dec. 10th - St. John's Chapter No. 6 Regular Convocation 

Dec. 19th - Grand Convocation meeting 

Jan. 4th - Keystone Chapter No. 224 Hamilton - Installation 

Jan. 9th - Peel Chapter No. 195 Brampton - Installation - Dinner-Dance 



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January 12th - White Oak Chapter No. 104 Oakville - Installation 

Jan. 13th - McKay Chapter No. 243 Stoney Creek - Installation 

Jan. 14th - St. John's Chapter No. 6 Hamilton - Installation 

Jan. 16th - Kitchener Chapter No. 117 - Installation - Dinner-Dance 

Jan. 19th - Ancaster Chapter No. 155 - Installation 

Jan. 21st - St. Clair Chapter No. 75 Milton - Installation 

Jan. 27th - Ulster Chapter Burns Night in the Kilt 

Jan. 28th - Caledonia Chapter No. 236 - Installation 

Jan. 29th - Toronto Principal's Association Annual Meeting 

Jan. 30th - Regrets to Corinthian Chapter No. 36 (bad weather) Installation 

Feb. 11th - St. John's Chapter No. 6 - Hamilton 

Feb. 17th - Halton Chapter No. 234 - Georgetown Saga H.R.A. 

Feb. 22nd - King David Chapter No. 262 - Burlington 

Feb. 26th - The Hiram Chapter No. 2 Hamilton 

Feb. 28th - Grand Chapter Convocation Committee - Weston 

March 1st - Grand Advisory in Toronto . 

March 6th - Reception by the two Toronto Districts in Rameses Temple - Toronto 

March 11th - Reception by Palestine Chapter No. 54 in St. Thomas 

March 13th - Athelston York Rite College - Toronto 

March 18th - St. Clair Chapter No. 75 - Milton Saga H.R.A. by Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Leslie Levitt 

March 20th - Potentate's Ball - Rameses Temple, Toronto 

March 22nd - Aurora Chapter No. 235 - 60th Anniversary 

March 26th - The Hiram Chapter No. 2 - Hamilton 

March 28th - Grand Chapter Convocation Committee - Weston 

March 31st - Hamilton Principals' Association Annual meeting 

April 2nd - Reception of Grand Master in Hamilton 

April 8th - St. John's Chapter No. 6 - Hamilton 

April 19th - The Mount Moriah Lodge No. 727 - Brampton Installation of Grand 
Scribe E. as Worshipful Master 



38 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 
1 March, 1981 - 28 February, 1982 

70 Year Numeral 

No. Chapter 

138 Shekinah - Comp. Francis T. Groome 

60 Year Numeral 

No. Chapter 

3 St. John's - Comp. Victor R. Riddell 

7 The Moira - Rt. Ex. Comp. Harper S. McElrath 

18 Oxford - V. Ex. Comp. R.D. McKenzie, Comp. N. McLeod 

22 Grenville - Ex. Comp. Percival Fret well, Comp. Ralph Millar 

Comp. Maynard Ryan 

27 Manitou - R. Ex. Comp. Clare A. Trott, Comp. Edward D. Smith 

30 Huron - Comp. William F. Saunders 

40 Guelph - Comp. Thomas Ramsay 

48 St. John's - Comp. Henry S. Prettie 

63 Havelock - Comp. L.A. Woodman 

76 Mount Nebo - Ex. Comp. William Pearce, Ex. Comp. Clive Dill 

94 Midland - Comp. Kenneth W. Griffin, Comp. Wallace B. Davidson, 
Comp. Ford W. Moynes 

95 Tuscan - Comp. Frank R. Parker 

114 Bonnechere - Ex. Comp. Samuel T.H. Guest 

135 Succoth - Ex. Comp. Gerald G. Gregg, V. Ex. Comp. Charles A. Feasby 

138 Shekinah - Comp. Francis T. Groome 

195 Peel - Comp. Robert Cooper 

222 Ottawa - Rt. Ex. Comp. Wilbert D. Taylor 

258 Tyrian - V. Ex. Comp. Charles Feasby 

50 Year Past Principals Bars 

No. Chapter 

5 St. George's - Ex. Comp. Henry F. Hill 

57 King Hiram - Ex. Comp. Charles F. Rogers 

114 Bonnechere - Ex. Comp. Samuel T.H. Guest 

146 Bernard - V. Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sargent 

50 Year Jewels 

No. Chapter 

6 St. John's - Comp. Albert A. Lager 
22 Grenville - Comp. Maynard Ryan 

30 Huron - V. Ex. Comp. Ogle L. Miller 

32 Waterloo - Ex. Comp. Robert M. Hastings 

35 Keystone - Ex. Comp. Alex. E. Kearney 

47 Wellington - Comp. Howard A. MacArthur 

53 Bruce - Ex. Comp. William J. Alexander 

54 Palestine - Comp. Alfred A. Silcox 

64 Wilson - Ex. Comp. Leonard Grime 

71 Prince of Wales - Comp. Harvey L. Hamilton 

74 Beaver - Comp. Wilfred S. MacVicar, Comp. J.B. Clark Wright, 

Comp. R. Victor Summerhays, Comp. Otis G. Tremner, Comp. Arthur 

Morningstar 



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82 Shuniah - Comp. Wm. Vaughan, Comp. Waino H. Nasi, Comp. C. Hartley, 
Comp. John L. Wellington, Comp. D.H. MacDonald, Comp. J.E.V. Murrell, 
V. Ex. Comp. D. Lanktree 

83 Ionic - Comp. Albert S. Thompson 
94 Midland - Comp. Bruce C. Maidens 

102 Algonquin - R. Ex. Comp. Horace W. Walker 

135 Succoth - Comp. Wm. H. Johnston, Comp. George A. Pickett 

138 Shekinah - Comp. Francis T. Groome 

146 Bernard - Ex. Comp. George C. MacDonald 

155 Ancaster - Comp. Hartley G. Van Sickle 

168 Ionic - V. Ex. Comp. Harry E. Bleeker 

221 Durham - Comp. W.M. Graham, Ex. Comp. Erben R. Schutz, 

Comp. J. Morrison Smith, Comp. Wm. J. Snell 

231 St. Clair - Comp. Howard R. Drysdale 

236 Caledonia - Comp. Elder Parker 

252 Hiawatha - V. Ex. Comp. Russell A. Bond, Comp. Wm. H. Schram, Comp. 

Willard G. Burgess, Comp. Howard B. Thompson, Comp. Samuel H. 

Gifford, Comp. Henry G.McClintock, Comp. Frederick Tig well, Ex. Comp. 

George W. Parker 

25 Year Past Principals Jewels 

No. Chapter 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui - Ex. Comp. Henry M. Newton 

2 The Hiram - Ex. Comp. Samuel J. Collett 

5 St. George's - V. Ex. Comp. Leo N. Allen 

6 St. John's - Ex. Comp. John McKee 

7 The Moira - Ex. Comp. William B. Humphreys 
16 Carleton - V. Ex. Comp. Harold W. Burmaster 

19 Mount Moriah - R. Ex. Comp. William S. Coolin 

22 Grenville - Ex. Comp. P. Fret well 

23 Ezra - Ex. Comp. David H. Ford 

27 Manitou - Ex. Comp. Thos. N. Fisher, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon S. Hudson 

28 Pentalpha - V. Ex. Comp. Douglas W. Ives 

40 Guelph - Ex. Comp. Maynard Watson, R. Ex. Comp. Chas. D. Van Norman 

44 Mount Sinai - Ex. Comp. Charles D. Sills 

45 Excelsior - Ex. Comp. Cecil Bellamy, Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Brown 

46 St. James - V. Ex. Comp. David C. White 

47 Wellington - V. Ex. Comp. Thomas J. Quinton 

48 St. John's - Ex. Comp. Llewelyn R. Griffith 
54 Palestine - Ex. Comp. Alfred A. Silcox 

59 Sussex St. Lawrence - V. Ex. Comp. Robert B. Morrison 

61 Granite - V. Ex. Comp. Robert S. Mohr, Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Houston 

67 Enterprise - Ex. Comp. Anson M. Schneider, V. Ex. Comp. Arthur C. Brown 

73 Erie - R. Ex. Comp. Peter L. Lalonde 

76 Mount Nebo - Ex. Comp. Frank Blanchard 

79 Orient - Ex. Comp. Geo. A. Duguid 

83 Ionic - Ex. Comp. Wm. J. A. Dunn, Ex. Comp. Robert B. Lackey 

84 Lebanon - Ex. Comp. Stanley Thompson 

91 Toronto-Antiquity - Ex. Comp. Irving F. Danhower 

94 Midland - Ex. Comp. Harold A. Bouch, V. Ex. Comp. Gilbert Mclnnis 

103 St. John's - R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley 

104 White Oak - Ex. Comp. William G. Russell, Ex. Comp. Ross Campbell 

114 Bonnechere - Ex. Comp. Douglas W. Rostron, Ex. Comp. Samuel T.H. Guest 

116 Maple - R. Ex. Comp. Mervyn P. Morris 



40 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



130 Chantry - R. Ex. Comp. William H. Morrow 

133 St. Francis - Ex. Comp. George W. Morrison, V. Ex. Comp. Wm. J. Carpenter 

138 Shekinah - Ex. Comp. Jack C. Spencer 

152 Alberton - R. Ex. Comp. Samuel R.L. Newman 

153 Sombra - Ex. Comp. Ian Scott, Ex. Comp. Thos. MacNally 
168 Ionic - V. Ex. Comp. Joseph J. Poulton 

205 Victoria - Ex. Comp. Eric Andrews 

210 Kitchener - V. Ex. Comp. Wendell M. Stanley 

213 Northern Lights - Ex. Comp. Harry W. Poole 

226 Prince of Wales - Ex. Comp. Thomas A. Poole 

238 The St. Andrew - R. Ex. Comp. Wm. L. Davies, V. Ex. Comp. Laverne 
Fortner 

239 Blenheim - Ex. Comp. Morley F. Hamilton 

253 Regal - Ex. Comp. Evan Thomas 

254 Golden Star - R. Ex. Comp. John A. Cox 
258 Tyrian - V. Ex. Comp. Charles Feasby 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION. TORONTO. 1982 41 



REPORT OF THE GRAND SCRIBE E 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Grand Chapter, Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario: 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

The year which has now ended shows some improvements over the previous one 
- only four chapters failed to send in their returns in complete form, and only two 
sent nothing at all. 

I note with regret the illnesses of several Scribes E. which have necessitated their 
relinquishing their office, and express the hope that they will recover completely. 

It has, in some respects, been a difficult year, and has necessitated reference to 
the office organization committee and finance committees, in order to decide how 
best to function. 

During the postal strike, which held up quite a large number of capitation fees, it 
became necessary to hold on to money for cash flow, which should have been 
invested. However, such monies as were used have now been invested, as is shown in 
the report of the investment committee. 

My appeal at the Grand Executive Fall Meeting in Belleville has borne fruit: most 
people are putting a lot in one mailing - please continue to do so, we try to also - so 
when you get certificates in a tube by mail, please have a look right away - there may 
be a letter or an invoice contained therein. 

The response to the 25 Year Certificate has been welcome - it is another source 
of income, albeit a small one, to Grand Chapter office expenses. 

We are indebted to many people who have assisted us in many ways - guidance 
from the Past First Principals, Committees, Grand Officers of other bodies, and 
above all, Mrs. Kelly, for her cheerful and unfailing attention to the well being of our 
order. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert T. Rigby, Grand Scribe E. 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, Seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. Rigby that 
this report be received & adopted. 

Carried 



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APPENDIX 

SUSPENSIONS — CALENDAR YEAR 1981 

7-McNabb, W.R. Windover, 8-L.G. Sowten, 15-N.L. Gould, D.C. Gough, R.C. 
Warren, V.A. Burstein, R.E. Downs-Atkinson, R.F. Johnson, R. Marshall, 40- W.J. Harkness, 
44- W. Humphries, 46-D.J.P. Eeley, D. Richardson, 47-H. Montgomery, 54-M.R. McPhail, 
56-A. Mandeno, S.G. Ringel, 59-T. Beckett, J.A. Gray, 67-A.M. Meldrum, 69-L. Tufford, 
73-B. Jovanovich, R.K. Johnston, A.T. Zsoldos, 76-M.J.L. Deline, 77-C. MacKay, A.W. 
Peebles, H. Davison, J.T. Henderson, D.W. Wood, J. Cohen, 82-C.K. White, 83-D. Calver, 
84-W.J. Moore, A. Whiting, 88-W.B. Webster, 95-F.C. Greenough, J.F. MacLean, 103-G.G. 
Maroosis, R.S. Burton, 112-C.F. Mclnnis, G.E. Disheau, 114-C.D. Morton, 117-D. Wismer, 
W.J. Bolender, R.S. Daniel, 138-P. Burazin, A. Bewsh, J.T. Osborne, 144-A. Duffy, 151-D.A. 
Simpson, 152-E.W. Wilkins, A.E. Eldridge, L.S. Paterson, H. Smith, M.W. Garratt,, 155-W. 
Tisdale, J.A. Booth, 167-H.J. McLellan, 195-L.R. Robinson, R.A. Fairlie, 210-C.P. Laushway, 
212-S. Zackheim, M. Mitchell, M. Katz, J. Stolero, J. Berg, L. Goodman, 213- Y.H. 
Williamson, G.F. Monleo, 215- W. Theaker, 217-J.R.A. Pye, N.V. Ferranti, 220-R.J. Alexander, 
T.V. Horner, R.D. James, 227-C. Cox, K.P. Smith, H.G. Teed, K.E. Brooks, L.B. Polmanter, 
231-R.W. Crocker, E. Anderson, 232-J.R. Sheldon, 233-E.J. Parris, I.J. Kennedy, 234-J.E. 
Jenkins, 236- W. Flemming, 242-D. W. McArthur, 245-M.G. Morin, 254-D.L. Vickbruck, R.S. 
Caines, 255-M.H. Davidson, 260- A. Finlay, 261-G.A. Junkin, 262-A.T. Rollo, G. Thomas, R. 
Dean, R.D. Finlayson. 

DEMITS — CALENDAR YEAR 1981 

5-E. Peters, 7-A.E. Bates, 8-A. Jeffers, 15-R. McAlpine, L. Stanhope, 16-M. Konick, 
R.R. Buchanan, S.P. Saunders, S.C. Gratto, S.M. Zayed, 18-W.B. Polden, G.L. Manship, 
22-N.G. MacQueen, 26-L.S. McNeil, -H.W.A. Paterson, 28-T.R. McDonald, V.H.W. 
Russell, 29-E. Stabler, 35-W. Severs, H. Alexander, 40-E.H. Pentecost, I.A. Elmasry, S.A. 
Collins, 44-E.C. Daverne, 47-R.J. Henley, 53-A.C. Smith, 55-J.C. Hatcher, W.C. Allison, A.E. 
Woodhouse, W.N. Bucar, 57-C.R. Winger, 59-A.E. Wilson, V.H. Russell, 62-J. Pearce, E.J. 
Francey, W. Hogg, 63-J.A. Sharpin, 64-D.H. Brown, 69-L. A. Harper, 71-G.M. Stewart, L.W. 
Baker, 72-M.W. Montgomery, G.S. Torr, 73-J.T. Tunks, M.G. Bowyer, 75-E. Gooch, S. 
Robinson, W.P. Ford, 76-W.G.B. Bell, 77-F. Hanna, C.J.S. Aikins, K. Johnson, 80-R. 
Butterfield, 81-F.R. Summers, D. Durkin, 82-K.A. McWilliam, J.W. Ward, 83-B.T. Parkinson, 
H.A. McDermitt, D.B. Sheppard, 88-L. McDowell, 90-J.E. Borrowman, F.J. Newstead, R.R. 
Bull, 91-G.H. Broadhurst, 94-G.C. Stephenson, G.R. Smith, W.C. West, 95-E. Trezise, G. 
Rosenfeld, 102-J. Moss, L.A. Strom, 110-A.R. Wragg, J.M. Smale, 112-H.K. Beckstead, 
113-L.W. Jannison, G.J. Stokes, H.J. Thompson, 116-R.G. Crowe, 117-J.E.R. Walker, D.J. 
Mann, F.H. Fox, W.W. Thomas, 1 19-R.C. Overholt, T.F. Chute, T.A. Derbyshire, 131-C. 
Jackson, 133-H.E. Dack, 134-H. Avery, 138-J.H. Gent, G.V. Fleming, 144-J.W. Farley, K.E. 
Taylor, 147-J. Ackert, 149-E.H. Burkhart, A.A. Lowes, 152-F.G. Williams, 153-J.L. 
Thompson, M. Haskell, 155-R. Walker, J.E. Montgomery, 167-C.K. Aitken, S. Ruby, C. 
Ward, W.J. Warren, 168-A. Bjerknes, E.R. Steele, R. Turnbull, A.G.S. Burnett, L.E. 
Campbell, 169-A.P. Armstrong, 175-A.G. Rowell, 184-H. Reynolds, 195-R.W. Bleakley, N.H. 
Pettifor, R. Grant, 205-E.T. Pherrill, C. Atkinson, S. Phillips, 210-K.J. Campbell, 210-G.F. 
Bursey, 213-A. Nissen, 2 14- W.N. Putt, J.B. Bray, 215-J.P. O'Sullivan, 217-M. Ronanick, 
219-E.T. Brennan, R.J. Grant, 222-E.E. Mazerall, 226-D.K.E. McLean, W.M. Robertson, 
J.H. Jensen, 227-R.M. Reid, C.E. Hunt, J.J. Day, W.J. Reynolds, V. Schildon, 231-D.H. 
Mitchell, R.H. Webber, J.A. Badgerow, 232-W.H. Potter, E.R. Chaperlin, F.Smith, 233-J. 
Forrest, F.G. Christensen, CM. Alexander, J.C. Harrison, 239-E.B. Huffman, J. Clendening, 
240-A. Young, 242-M.S. Thompson, 245-G.A. Braby, W.H. Grant, 251-H.J. Simon, 252-R.V. 
Martyn, 253-A.B. Unsworth, 258-E.N. Scott, 259-S. Hallick, 261-K.L. Adams, R.H. Carroll. 



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RESTORATIONS 

1-J.I. Orme, 3-G.H.A. Palmer, 6-N. Bethune, 7-G.J. Brennan, 8-F.G. McCarthy, 
18- W.C. Heslop, 20-S.B. Newstead, 46-T. McGiveron, 59-W.L.D. Flynn, 79-F. Micks, 94- 
G.W. Rathmell, 104-R.A. Pettigrew, 119-W.J. Stein, 133-G.P. Henniger, 145-A. Colwell, 
147-J. Fisher, 184-H.I. Logan, 205-J. Gates, 212-B.S. Burns. 



GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS AND DISTRICT CHAPTERS 



ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 

R. EX. COMP. WILLARD C. BARNES 
12 Opal Court, Chatham, N7M 5V6 

47 Wellington Chatham 1 19 King Cyrus Leamington 

7 1 Prince of Wales Essex 1 53 Sombra Wallaceburg 

73 Erie Ridgetown 239 Blenheim Blenheim 

80 Ark Windsor 250 Thomas Peters Windsor 

88 MacNabb Dresden 



LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 

R. EX. COMP. JOHN ZEGERS 

R.R. 1, St. Thomas, N5P 3S5 

3 St. John's London 81 Aylmer Aylmer 

5 St. George's London 150 London London 

15 Wawanosh Sarnia 214 Vimy Inwood 

53 Bruce Petrolia 238 The St. Andrew London 

54 Palestine St. Thomas 242 St. Paul's Lambeth 

74 Beaver Strathroy 247 Nilestown Nilestown 

78 Minnewawa Parkhill 252 Hiawatha Sarnia 



WILSON DISTRICT No 3 

R. EX. COMP. DAVID J. McARTHUR 

23 Rosseau Drive, Simcoe, N3Y 1E5 

18 Oxford Woodstock 1 15 Brant Paris 

20 Mount Horeb Brantford 253 Regal Port Dover 

23 Ezra Simcoe 255 Tillsonburg Tillsonburg 

41 Harris Ingersoll 



WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 
R. EX. COMP. JOHN WELKER 130 Mount Hope St., Kitchener, N2G 4M6 

32 Waterloo Cambridge 218 Prince Edward Shelburne 

40 Guelph Guelph 221 Durham Durham 

67 Enterprise Palmerston 234 Halton Georgetown 

83 Ionic Orangeville 245 Preston Cambridge 

117 Kitchener Kitchener 



48 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



HAMILTON DISTRICT No. 5 

R. EX. COMP. LLOYD ERIC WILLIAMSON 

395 Finch Ave., Burlington, L7T 2T6 

2 The Hiram Hamilton 175 The Hamilton Hamilton 

6 St. John's Hamilton 224 Keystone Hamilton 

75 St. Clair Milton 236 Caledonia Caledonia 

104 White Oak Oakville 243 McKay Stoney Creek 

155 Ancaster Ancaster 262 King David . ■. Burlington 



HURON DISTRICT No. 6 

R. EX. COMP. VICTOR ECKNIER WILLIS 

74 King St. Atwood, NOG 1B0 

24 Tecumseh Stratford 84 Lebanon Wingham 

30 Huron Goderich 129 Elliott Mitchell 

46 St. James St. Mary's 146 Bernard Listowel 

63 Havelock Kincardine 147 Lucknow Lucknow 

66 The Malloch Hensall 



NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 

R. EX. COMP. STUART KNOX 

Box 66, Kent St., Queenston, LOS 1L0 

19 Mount Moriah St. Catharines 69 Grimsby Grimsby 

29 McCallum Dunnville 76 Mount Nebo Niagara Falls 

55 Niagara Niagara-on-the-Lake 184 Hugh Murray Fort Erie N. 

57 King Hiram Port Colborne 240 Smithville Smithville 

64 Willson Welland 



TORONTO EAST DISTRICT No. 8 

R. EX. COMP. LLOYD CHURCHILL 

529 Merton St., Toronto, M4S 1B4 

4 St. Andrew & St. John Toronto 205 Victoria Thornhill 

8 King Solomon's Toronto 217 St. Alban's Thornhill 

62 York Leaside 225 Beaver Toronto 

79 Orient Toronto 235 Aurora Aurora 

135 Succoth Uxbridge 241 University Thornhill 

145 The St. Patrick Thornhill 258 Tyrian Markham 

263 The Scarborough Scarborough 



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TORONTO WEST DISTRICT No. 8A 

R. EX. COMP. JOSEPH HARRIGAN 

88 Bartley Bull Parkway, Brampton, L6W 2J6 



77 Occident Toronto 220 Lebanon Etobicoke 

91 Toronto Antiquity Toronto 230 Port Credit Port Credit 

138 Shekinah Toronto 231 The St. Clair Richmond Hill 

195 Peel Brampton 232 King Cyrus Toronto 

212 Mount Sinai Richmond Hill 233 Oakwood Markham 

215 Mimico Mimico 246 Humber Weston 

219 Ulster Weston 260 Centennial Streetsville 

265 Brampton Brampton 



GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 

R. EX. COMP. GORDON WILLIAM HOTHAM 

430 Isaac St., Box 707, Wiarton, N0H 2T0 

27 Manitou Collingwood 131 Amabel Wiarton 

34 Signet Barrie 167 Kichikewana Midland 

56 Georgian Owen Sound 198 Couchiching Orillia 

130 Chantry Southampton 261 Seguin Parry Sound 

• 264 Tecumseth Tottenham 



ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 10 
R. EX. COMP. PETER ALFRED J. LAUESEN 
214 Front St. N., Box 538, Campbellford, K0L 1L0 

28 Pentalpha Oshawa 94 Midland Lindsay 

35 Keystone Whitby 1 10 Warkworth Warkworth 

36 Corinthian Peterborough 134 King Darius Cannington 

37 Victoria Port Hope 168 Ionic Campbellford 

45 Excelsior Coiborne 249 Palestine Bowmanville 

48 St. John's Cobourg 



PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 

R. EX. COMP. RUSSELL H. SILLS 

R.R. 2, Stirling, K0K 3E0 

7 The Moira Belleville 72 Keystone Stirling 

26 St. Mark's Trenton 144 Presqu'ile Brighton 

3 1 Prince Edward Picton 161 Madoc Madoc 

44 Mount Sinai Napanee 227 Quinte Friendship Belleville 



ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 

R. EX. COMP. LAWRENCE O. WALKER 

P.O. Box 47, Prescott, K0E 1T0 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui 68 Maitland Kemptville 

Kingston 112 St. John's Morrisburg 

22 Grenville Prescott 1 13 Covenant Cornwall 

59 Sussex St. Lawrence 132 Leeds Gananoque 

Brockville 



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OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 
R. Ex. COMP. AUBREY McKENZIE 
350 Trafalgar Rd., Pembroke, K8A 5A9 

16 Carleton Ottawa 148 St. John's Vankleek Hill 

61 Granite Almonte 151 Laurentian Pembroke 

1 14 Bonnechere Renfrew 210 Kitchener Richmond 

1 16 Maple Carleton Place 222 Ottawa Ottawa 

133 St. Francis Smith's Falls 226 Prince of Wales Perth 

143 Glengarry Maxville 248 Dochert Arnprior 



ALGOMA DISTRICT No. 14 

R. EX. COMP. ROBERT IRVIN SKENE 

P.O. Box 53, Oxdrift, POV 2J0 

82 Shuniah Thunder Bay 152 Alberton Fort Frances 

90 Golden Kenora 254 Golden Star Dryden 

140 Fort William Thunder Bay 259 Quetico Atikokan 

149 Atwood Rainy River 



NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 

R. EX. COMP. WILLIAM BASIL MUNCASTER 

586 Kingsway, Sudbury, P3B 2E5 

95 Tuscan Sudbury 103 St. John's North Bay 

102 Algonquin Sault Ste. Marie 257 Espanola Espanola 



TEMISKAMING DISTRICT No. 16 

R. EX. COMP. MICHAEL ROGOZYNSKI 

79 Anson Dr., Iroquois Falls, P0K 1E0 

169 Temiskaming Haileybury 223 Abitibi Iroquois Falls 

213 Northern Lights Timmins 251 Kirkland Kirkland Lake 



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Dist. No. 


No. Name of Chapter 


Dist. No. 


223Abitibi 


16 


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4 


152Alberton 


14 


224 Keystone, Hamilton 


5 


102 Algonquin 


15 


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1 


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12 


232 King Cyrus, Toronto 


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80 Ark 


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134 King Darius 


10 


149 At wood 


14 


262 King David 


5 


235 Aurora 


8 


57 King Hiram 


7 


81Aylmer 


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8 


74 Beaver, Strathroy 


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251Kirkland 


16 


225 Beaver, Toronto 


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146 Bernard 


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2 10 Kitchener, Richmond 


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239 Blenheim 


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151 Laurentian 


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114Bonnechere 


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220 Lebanon, Etobicoke 


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265 Brampton 


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84 Lebanon, Wingham 


6 


115 Brant 


3 


132 Leeds 


12 


53 Bruce 


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150 London 


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236 Caledonia 


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147Lucknow 


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88MacNabb 


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130 Chantry 


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243 McKay 


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161Madoc 


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198Couchiching 


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248 Dochert 


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27Manitou 


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221 Durham 


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116 Maple 


13 


129 Elliott 


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94 Midland 


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67 Enterprise 


4 


215Mimico 


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257Espanola 


15 


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73 Erie 


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7The Moira 


11 


45 Excelsior 


10 


20 Mount Horeb 


3 


23 Ezra 


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19 Mount Moriah 


7 


140 Fort William 


14 


76 Mount Nebo 


7 


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13 


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55 Niagara 


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254 Golden Star 


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2 


61 Granite 


13 


213 Northern Lights 


16 


22Grenville 


12 


2330akwood 


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69 Grimsby 


7 


770ccident 


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40Guelph 


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79 Orient 


8 


234Halton 


4 


222 Ottawa 


13 


175 The Hamilton 


5 


18 Oxford 


3 


41 Harris 


3 


249 Palestine, Bowmanville 


10 


63Havelock 


6 


54 Palestine, St. Thomas 


2 


252 Hiawatha 


2 


195 Peel 


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28Pentalpha 


10 


184 Hugh Murray 


7 


230 Port Credit 


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246 H umber 


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144Presqu'ile 


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30 Huron 


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245 Preston 


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168 Ionic, Campbellford 


10 


31 Prince Edward 


11 



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No. Name of Chapter 


Dist. No. 


No. Name of Chapter 


Dist. No. 


218 Prince Edward, Shelburne 


4 


82Shuniah 


14 


71 Prince of Wales, Essex 


1 


34 Signet 


9 


226 Prince of Wales, Perth 


13 


240Smithville 


7 


259Quetico 


14 


153Sombra 


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11 


135Succoth 


8 


253 Regal 


3 


59Sussex-St. Lawrence 


12 


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8 


24Tecumseh 


6 


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2 


264Tecumseth 


9 


4St. Andrew & St. John 


8 


169Temiskaming 


16 


75 St. Clair, Milton 


5 


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1 


231 St. Clair, Toronto 


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255Tillsonburg 


3 


133 St. Francis 


13 


9 1 Toronto- Antiquity 


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2 


95 Tuscan 


15 


46St. James 


6 


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8 


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10 


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8 


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103 St. John's, North Bay 


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13 


HOWarkworth 


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145 St. Patrick 


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2 


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1 


263 The Scarborough 


8 


104 White Oak 


5 


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62 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



GRAND CHAPTER 

ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

INDEX 

Auditors' Report 

Statement 1 - Balance Sheet 

Statement 2 - General Fund - Statement of Revenue and Expenditure 

Statement 3 - General Fund - Statement of Expenditure 

Statement 4 - The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund Balance Sheet 

Statement 5 - The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund Statement of Revenue 
and Expenditure 

Statement 6 - The Commuted Membership Fund Statement of Revenue and 
Expenditure and Balance Sheet 

Statement 7 - The Bursary Fund Statement of Revenue and Expenditure and 
Balance Sheet 

Statement 8 - The Insurance Fund Statement of Revenue and Balance Sheet 

Statement 9 - Release a Miracle Fund Statement of Revenue and Balance Sheet 

Statement 10 - Notes to Financial Statements 



AUDITORS' REPORT 

To the Members of Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

We have examined the balance sheets of Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario as at February 28, 1982, and the state- 
ments of revenue and expenditure for the year then ended. Our examination was 
made in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, and accordingly 
included such tests and other procedures as we considered necessary in the 
circumstances. 

In our opinion, these financial statements present fairly the financial 
position of the Grand Chapter as at February 28, 1982 and the results of, its 
operations for the year then ended in accordance with generally accepted accounting 
principals applied on a basis consistent with that of the preceding year. 

WILKINSON & COMPANY, 
Belleville, Canada Chartered Accountants 

March 24, 1982 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 63 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

ASSETS 
CURRENT 

Cash 

Accounts receivable - Chapters 

Due from other funds 

Accrued interest 

Inventory 

Prepaid expenses 



INVESTMENTS - Note 4(a) 

FIXED - at cost less accumulated depreciation 
(Note 2) 

Furniture, fixtures and equipment 

Library 

Regalia 



SPECIAL FUNDS 

The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund. 

The Commuted Membership Fund 

The Bursary Fund 

The Insurance Fund 

The Release a Miracle Fund 



(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



1982 


1981 


1,092 


15,573 


3,915 


3,820 


11,092 




2,451 


1,846 


6,821 


11,266 


92 


409 


25,463 


32,914 


43,500 


43,500 


10 


10 


250 


250 


75 


75 


335 


335 


84,152 


88,787 


85,795 


76,645 


32,093 


30,210 


5,187 


4,301 


(3,339) 




203,888 


199,943 


273,186 276,692 



64 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

LIABILITIES 

1982 1981 

$ $ 

CURRENT 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 6, 120 1 ,646 

Due to other funds 2,823 10,728 

Deferred revenue 700 

8,943 13,074 

RESERVES 

SPECIAL FUNDS 203,888 199,943 

GENERAL FUND SURPLUS 

Balance - beginning of year 63,675 72,350 

Add - net (expenditure) for year (3,320) (8,675) 

Balance - end of year 60,355 63,675 

273,186 276,692 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 



65 



STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1982 



REVENUE 

Registration fees 

Dues - per capita 

Dispensations and warrants 

Sales of supplies 

Interest on investments 

Interest transferred 

from Commuted Fund . . 

Donations - Keystone 

Administration costs 

recoverable 

TOTAL REVENUE 
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 
(Statement 3) 



Actual 
Revenue and 
1 Expenditure 

for Ihe 

>ear ended 
hchruan 28, 

I98i 


Actual 
Revenue and 
(Expenditure 

lor Ihe 

>ear ended 

rebruan 28, 

1982 

$ 


Estimated 
Budget 
for the 
Year 

$ 


Actual 
Balance 
(Over) or 
Under 
Budget 
$ 


1,716 

29,839 

178 

4,420 

4,567 


1,509 

29,444 

214 

5,100 

5,492 


1,700 

29,000 

150 

4,500 

5,500 


191 

(444) 

(64) 

(600) 

8 


7,115 
560 


8,023 

737 


8,000 
500 


(23) 

(237) 


1,000.00 


2,260 


2,400 


140 


49,395 


52,779 


51,750 


(1,029) 


58,070 


56,099 


52,175 


(3,924) 



ESTIMATED EXCESS OF 
REVENUE OVER 
EXPENDITURE 



NET REVENUE 

(EXPENDITURE) 
FOR THE YEAR 



(8,675) (3,320) 



425 



(2,895) 



(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



66 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1982 



GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE 

Remuneration Grand 

Scribe E 

Office assistance 

Rent and parking 

Miscellaneous 

Employee benefits 



Actual 


Actual 






expenditure 


expenditure 






for the 


for the 


Estimated 


Actual 


year ended 


year ended 


Budget 


Balance 


February 28, 


February 28, 


for the 


(Over) or 


1981 


1982 


Year 


Under 


$ 


$ 


$ 


$ 


4,000 


4,000 


4,000 




9,060 


9,288 


9,300 


12 


7,924 


8,515 


8,000 


(515) 


5,831 


6,566 


5,500 


(1,066) 


375 


392 


425 


33 





27,190 


28,761 


27,225 


(1,536) 


GRAND CONVOCATION 










General convocation 










expenses 


6,133 


5,179 


5,000 


(179) 


Executive committee 


2,804 


2,493 


2,850 


357 


Printing proceedings 


2,363 


2,985 


2,500 


(485) 


Regalia Grand Z 


30 




300 


300 


Testimonial - Grand Z 


350 










11,680 


10,657 


10,650 


(7) 


PRINTING 










General distribution and 










office 


1,790 


1,625 


1,500 


(125) 


Supplies for resale 


3,143 


3,763 


2,000 


(1,763) 




4,933 


5,388 


3,500 


(1,888) 


TRAVELLING 










Grand Z 


3,000 


3,000 


3,000 




Grand H 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 




Grand J 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 




Grand Scribe E 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 






6,000 


6,000 


6,000 




OTHER 










Audit 


2,200 


2,500 


2,000 


(500) 


Insurance 


1,331 


1,236 


1,300 


64 


Jewels and engraving 


1,331 


1,108 


1,000 


(108) 


Education and instruction . 




303 




(303) 


Capital expenditure 


1,506 








Keystone 


1,634 


735 


500 


(235) 


Provision for doubtful 










accounts 


265 


(589) 




589 




8,267 


5,293 


4,800 


(493) 




58,070 


56,099 


52,175 


(3,924) 



(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 



67 



THE VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

ASSETS 1982 1981 

$ $ 

CURRENT 

Cash in bank 897 467 

Accrued interest 5,484 2,304 

Due from general fund 816 

6,381 3,587 

INVESTMENTS - Note 4(b) 81,700 85,200 

88,081 88,787 

LIABILITIES 

CURRENT 

Due to general fund 3,929 

RESERVES 

CAPITAL 

Balance - beginning of year 68,783 68,058 

Add - net revenue for year 150 725 

Balance - end of year 68,933 68,783 

UNEXPENDED REVENUE 

Balance - beginning of year 20,004 19,425 

Add - net revenue (expenditure) for year (4,785) 579 

Balance - end of year 15,219 20,004 

88,081 88,787 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



68 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



THE VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

1982 1981 

$ $ 

REVENUE 

Interest on investments 8,370 6,586 

Bank interest 91 343 

Donations 150 725 

8,611 7,654 

EXPENDITURE 

Benevolence 4,980 5,850 

Administration fee 1 ,734 500 

Loss on disposition of investments 6,532 

13,246 6,350 

NET REVENUE (EXPENDITURE) FOR YEAR (4,635) 1,304 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 69 



THE COMMUTED MEMBERSHIP FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1982 





1982 

$ 


1981 

$ 


REVENUE 

Memberships issued 

Interest on investments 


9.150 

7,944 


9,090 
6,948 


Bank interest 


79 


167 




17,173 


16,205 


EXPENDITURE 

Transfer of interest to general fund 


8,023 


7,115 


NET REVENUE FOR YEAR 


9,150 


9,090 









BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

ASSETS 



CURRENT 

Cash in bank 

Due from general fund. 
Accrued interest 



8,023 


749 




5,116 


2,447 


1,780 



10,470 7,645 

INVESTMENTS - Note 4(c) 78,000 69,000 

88,470 76,645 



LIABILITIES 

CURRENT 

Due to general fund 2,675 



RESERVE 



BALANCE - Beginning of year . . 
ADD - Net revenue for year 

BALANCE - End of year 



76,645 
9,150 


67,555 
9,090 


85,795 


76,645 


88,470 


76,645 




76,645 



(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



70 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



THE BURSARY FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

1982 1981 

$ $ 

REVENUE 

Donations 11,822 9,329 

Interest on investments 3,372 2,460 

Bank interest 185 321 

15,379 12,110 

EXPENDITURE 

Bursaries 12,700 9,200 

Bursary expenses 270 541 

Administration fee 526 

13,496 9,741 

NET REVENUE FOR YEAR 1,883 2,369 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

ASSETS 

CURRENT 

Cash in bank 1 ,698 7 

Accrued interest 1 ,550 768 

Due from General Fund 2,545 4,135 

5,793 4,910 

INVESTMENTS - Note 4(b) 26,300 25,300 

32,093 30,210 

RESERVE 

BALANCE - Beginning of year 30,210 27,841 

ADD - Net revenue for year 1,883 2,369 

BALANCE - End of year 32,093 30,210 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 71 



THE INSURANCE FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

1982 1981 

$ $ 

INCOME 

Interest on investments 526 239 

Bank interest 60 84 

Provided from general fund 300 300 

886 623 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

ASSETS 

CURRENT 

Cash 764 1,099 

Accrued interest 145 41 

Due from General Fund 278 661 

1,187 1,801 

INVESTMENTS - Note 4(e) 4,000 2,500 

5,187 4,301 

LIABILITIES AND RESERVE 

RESERVE 

Balance - beginning of year 4,301 3,678 

Add - net revenue for year 886 623 

Balance - end of year 5,187 4,301 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



72 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



RELEASE A MIRACLE FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

1982 1981 

$ $ 

INCOME 

Interest 10 

Donations 1 , 140 

1,150 

EXPENDITURES 

Printing 4,489 

NET EXPENDITURE FOR YEAR 3,339 Nil 

BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

ASSETS 

CURRENT 

Cash in bank 1,150 Nil 

LIABILITIES 

CURRENT 

Due to general fund 4,489 Nil 

RESERVE 
Balance - beginning of year 

RESERVE 

Balance - beginning of year Nil 

Deduct - Net expenditure for year 3,339 

Balance - end of year (Deficit) (3,339) 

1,150 , Nil 

(The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 73 



NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 28, 1982 

1. ACCOUNTING POLICIES 

Outlined below are those accounting policies adopted by the organization con- 
sideration considered to be particularly significant: 

(a) Inventories 

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realizable value, with cost 
being determined substantially on an average basis. 

(b) Fixed Assets 

Fixed assets are stated at acquisition cost. New additions are not depreciated 
in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles but are charged 
to expenditure in the year of acquisition. The cost of additions is then added 
to the accumulated cost of fixed assets in the records and to accumulated 
depreciation. 

(c) Revenue Recognition 

Revenue from sales of products is recognized at the time goods are shipped 
or services are supplied to members. 

2. FIXED ASSETS 

The cost and related accumulated depreciation of the fixed assets are as follows: 

1982 1981 



Furniture and fixtures 

Library 

Regalia 


Cost 

$ 

22,185 
250 

75 


Accumulated 
depreciation 

$ 

22,175 


Cost 

$ 

22,185 
250 

75 


Accumulated 
depreciation 

$ 

22,175 




22,510 


22,175 


22,510 


22,175 


Cost less accumulated 

depreciation 


$335 




$ 335 





3. LEASE COMMITMENT 

Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario has 
entered into a lease with Profile - United Industries Limited for the offices 
located at Suite 505, 3500 Dufferin Street, Downsview, Ontario commencing 
December 31, 1979. This lease terminates December 31, 1984 and contains a 
Right of Renewal for another five years at a rental amount equivalent to the rent 
prevailing for similar space in the building or in similar buildings in Toronto 
as of December 31, 1984. The current lease provides for the following charges: 

Monthly Annual 1982 

$ $ $ 

Office space 576.25 6,915.00 6,915.00 

Hydro 27.66 331.92 331.92 

Outdoor parking spaces (2) . 20.00 240.00 240.00 

623.91 7,486.92 7,486.92 



74 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



The lease also provides for escalation of the rent amounts, 

if there are increases in costs over the base years as 

follows: 

Taxes - Base year - 1978 535.94 

Operating costs - Base year - 1978 492.11 

The proportionate share of Suite 505 of the total floor 

area is 2.49%. 8,514.97 



4. INVESTMENTS 

Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada held the following 
investments in its various funds as at February 28, 1982: 
(a) General Fund 



General Mortgage Corp. 

- 10-5/8%-Sept. 1/81 

Morguard Trust - 10-1 / 2% - Nov. 1/81 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce - 12% 

Nov. 10/81 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce - 12-1 12% - Jan. 14/82 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce - 13-3/4% - Mar. 23/82 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce - 14% - Jan. 14/83 

First City - 13-1/2% - Nov. 26/85 

Credit Foncier - 18-1/2% - Sept. 1/86 

First City - 17% - Oct. 30/86 

First City- 15% - Dec. 9/86 



INVESTMENTS - Continued 

(b) Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 



General Mortgage Corp. - 10-5/8% - Sept. 1/81 
Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce - 12% - Nov. 12/81 
Morgan Trust - 9% - Feb. 24/82 
Greymac Mortgage - 9-1 / 2% - Feb. 27/83 
Government of Canada - 4-1 / 2% - Sept. 1 /83 
Greymac Mortgage - 9-7/8% - Sept. 20/83 
Commercial Credit Mtge. Corp. - 10-1/2% - Nov. 14/83 
Commercial Capital - 13% - Sept. 2/85 
First City - 13-3/4% - Mar. 12/86 
Credit Foncier - 18-1/2% - Sept. 1/86 
First City - 18-1/2% - Sept. 16/86 
Credit Foncier - 18-1/2% - Sept. 16^.86 
First City - 18% - Nov. 10/86 
Premier Trust - 17-1/2% - Feb. 22/87 



1982 


1981 


$ 


$ 




21,000 




6,500 




3,000 




4,000 


4,000 




3,000 




9,000 


9,000 


16,000 




6,500 




5,000 





43,500 


43,500 


1982 


1981 


$ 


$ 




1,000 




5,000 




11,500 


20,000 


20,000 


200 


32,200 


3,500 


3,500 


3,000 


3,000 


9,000 


9,000 


3,000 




1,000 




5,500 




20,000 




5,000 




11,500 




81,700 


85,200 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 75 



(c) The Commuted Membership Fund 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce - 12% - Nov. 10/81 

Vanguard Trust - 9-1/2% - Sept. 19/82 

Vanguard Trust - 9-1/2% - Sept. 20/82 

Greymac Mortgage - 9.78% - Sept. 20/83 

Commerce Capital Mtge. Corp. - 10-1/2% - Nov. 15/83 

Greymac Mortgage - 10.375% - Feb. 23 / 84 

Greymac Mortgage - 12-1 /2% - Feb. 20 / 85 

First City - 13-3/4% - Mar. 12/86 

First City - 18% - Nov. 12/86 

First City - 17-1/4% - Feb. 2/87 



(d) The Bursary Fund 



Can. Permanent Mortgage - 10-1/2% - June 14/81 
Credit Foncier Franco Can. - 11-1/2% - July 15/81 
Morguard Trust - 10% - Dec. 14/82 
Credit Foncier - 16-3/4% - July 15/82 
Morguard Trust - 9-1/2 - Jan. 7/82 
Government of Canada - 4-1/2% - Sept. 1 /83 
Comm. Capital Mtg. Corp. - 10-1/2% Nov. 14/83 
Canada Permanent - 13-1/2% - Nov. 17-85 
Nova Scotia Saving & Loan - 18-1/2% - Aug. 14/86 
Morguard Trust - 15-1/4% - Dec. 15/86 
Victoria & Grey - 16-1/2% - Jan. 25/87 



(e) The Insurance Fund 

Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce - 12-1/4% - Jan. 14/82 
Can. Imp. Bank of Commerce - 14-1/2% - Jan. 14/83 
Canada Permanent Mortgage - 13-1/2% - Jan. 9/86 
First City - 13-3/4% - Mar. 12/86 





5,000 


9,000 


9,000 


11,000 


11,000 


4,000 


4,000 


20,000 


20,000 


6,000 


6,000 


14,000 


14,000 


3,000 




5,000 




6,000 




78,000 


69,000 


1982 


1981 


$ 


$ 





8,000 




4,000 




3,000 


5,000 






3,000 


300 


300 


5,000 


5,000 


2,000 


2,000 


8,000 




3,000 




3,000 




26,300 


25,300 




1,500 


1,500 




1,000 


1,000 


1,500 




4,000 


2,500 



76 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



COMMITTEE ON ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS 
1981-1982 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the 
Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario: 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

The object of this Committee is to work in association with all Grand Superintendents 
to resolve collectively problems in Chapters and Districts. 

The accomplishments made during the past year have given much encourgement to 
the committee as a whole, and with the collective effort of all concerned, we hope and feel 
assured that our labours have not been in vain. At the mid-term meeting of the Grand 
Executive held in Belleville, the committee held a most informative meeting. The active 
discussions entered into by all the members present were most fruitful. 

The chief topics that we discussed were finances, increased costs, shortage of 
candidates, communication, distances to be travelled, associate membership, financial assistance 
to Chapters, re-payment of rents. 

Under the heading of finances and increased costs, we learned that some chapters had 
such as low structure that they were constantly struggling to make ends meet. The committee 
suggested that each Chapter review their dues and where possible, make the necessary 
adjustments. The shortage of candidates seemed to be a problem in a great number of Chapters. 
The answer to this seems to lie in our ability to attend our craft lodges and assist them with their 
ritual work and perhaps this will encourage our brethren to join us. 

The long distances that some of our Companions outside the large towns have to 
travel during the winter months is creating a real hardship. 

Associate membership seems to be filling a real need and we believe should be 
encouraged. A prime example of this is clearly indicated by the upsurge that has taken place at 
Espanola Chapter, Espanola, and St. John's Chapter, Vankleek Hill. 

Financial assistance to some of our far distant Chapters with a very limited 
membership, is something that will, we believe, remind our Companions that Grand Chapter is 
indeed keenly interested. 

We would be very remiss if we did not recognize the great contribution made by our 
Most Excellent Companion Aube Weisman, our Advisor. 

Your Chairman is deeply indebted to Rt. Ex. Comp. Albert Mortlock, R. Ex. Comp. 
Reg. Forest-Jones, R. Ex. Comp. J. Max Laushway, R. Ex. Comp. John Murdoch, R. Ex. 
Comp. Clifford J. Meunier, Rt. Ex. Comp. Doug Argent and all Grand Superintendents for 
their assistance and guidance. 



Rt. Ex. Comp. William J. Boston, 
Chairman 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Boston, Seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. Mortlock, Resolved 
that this report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 77 



PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 1982 

To the Grand First Principal The Most Excellant Fred Scott, Grand Council, and 
members of Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Grand Z, and Companions: 

We were saddened during the year by the sudden death of our editor. George S. 
Johnson a man who put every effort into the publishing of our Keystone. He was dedicated to 
the work and to the companions, to produce the most up to date and loyal report in our paper. 

I sincerely say he will be missed and our sympathy goes out to the family, all our lives 
have been richer by knowing him. 

Our Grand First Principal appointed William Dunlop a Past Principal of Oakwood 
Chapter #233 as editor his address is 512 *2360 Birchmount Road, Agincourt, Ont. Phone 
(416) 293-6382. V. Ex. Comp. William Dunlop's appointment as editor is a good choice; he has 
come with a great deal of experience and has published his first Keystone #16 this January. 

He cannot do this alone, each chapter has a chairman on public relations and he 
should send material to the above address for publication. 

We are proud of the Keystone and thank the Grand Superintendents for helping to 
get the bundles to the Scribe's E. 

We help ourselves when we help others, the shut-ins most certainly appreciate the 
news more than we ever dream. Keep the lines of communication alway open. 

Our thanks to Sam Tenenbaum for his help as assistant editor. 

Your's truly, Edward M. Marshall. 

REPORT OF THE PRINTING AND SUPPLIES COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario: 

During the past year, liason was maintained with the Grand Scribe E. as to printing 
costs. Quotations were obtained from several printing firms whenever the need arose for forms, 
pamphlets etc. in order to obtain the most economical cost. This information was made 
available to our Grand Z. 

Your Committee on Printing and Supplies has received the expendidtures for the 
year ending February 28th, 1982, and submits the following analysis in support thereof: 

Printing Proceedings $2,985.00 

Printing General 1,625.00 

Printing for Resale 3,763.00 

TOTAL: $8,373.00 

It is respectfully requested that the following monies be placed at the disposal of the 
Printing and Supplies Committee for the fiscal year 1982-83. 

Printing Proceedings $3,000.00 

Printing General 1,600.00 

Printing for Distribution and Resale 4,000.00 

TOTAL: $8,600.00 

The above estimated costs for 1982-83 are in keeping with the general increased 
printing costs. 

Fraternally submitted, 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby 
Rt. Ex. Comp. John Glass, Chairman 



78 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BENEVOLENCE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Grand Z, and Companions: 

Your Committee on Benevolence have considered the Application for Assistance by 
the several Chapters and recommend that Grants be authorized from the Victory Thanksgiving 
Benevolent Fund for the several Chapters in an amount of $3,000.00. 

We further recommend that an amount of $1,500.00 be provided for Interim Relief 
should it be needed before the next Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter. 

During the past year we assisted ten Companions and widows of Companions in an 
amount of $4,530.00. It would appear that this is a small number in relation to our total 
Membership. We are aware that care must be and is exercised in the making of Grants that 
they do not conflict with any assistance which may be forthcoming from Government Agencies. 

Benevolence is defined as a disposition of an act of kindness that has the approbation 
of heaven and earth, and like its sister mercy blesses those who give as well as those who receive. 
This is the basic truth of Masonry which we all appreciate. The happiness is in action but the 
true test is what we are willing to do for others. 

Again, we direct the attention of all Chapters to the — Rules Respecting Benevolence 
— as defined in the Book of Constitution. We particularly wish to draw attention to all First 
Principals and Chapter Benevolence Committtee that all Applications, whether new or 
renewals should be in the hands of the Grand Scribe E not later than January 31st, this is a 
must. 

Remember Companions it is more blessed to give than to receive. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 
M. Ex. Comp. B.H. Smith, P.G.Z. 
R. Ex. Comp. Dr. G.E. Turner. 
R. Ex. Comp. F.C. Ackert, Chairman. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 79 



REPORT OF WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS COMMITTEE 

1981-1982 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

The Committee on Warrants and Dispensations beg leave to report that during the 
year past, no requests for the services of this committee have been received. 

Fraternally submitted, 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Stanley Wheeler 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Douglas J. Argent (Chairman) 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, Seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. Douglas 
Argent. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of Grand 
Chapter. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

It is very satisfying to your Committee on Grievances and Appeals to report that no 
matters have been referred to it during the past year and that peace and harmony prevail 
throughout the Grand Jurisdiction. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 
M. Ex. Comp. Leo Gent 
M. Ex. Comp. John Nayler 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward Logan 
M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, Vice Chairman 
M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith, Chairman 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



COMMITTEE ON AWARDS FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

A Mason is a man who endeavours to practice that which he professes to believe, and 
by serving his fellowmen with an unselfish service and a caring love! 

The biggest problem facing our world to-day, is a loss of pride in being human, and 
that we have lost the ability to cope with problems! Men who have distinguished themselves 
have learned, that what you are is God's gift to you — what you make of yourself is your gift to 
God. 

The following Companions have been granted the Distinguished Service Award. 

COMPANION JAMES WOOD 
OAKWOOD CHAPTER #233 MARKHAM 
COMPANION CHARLES SCANLAN 
GRANITE CHAPTER #61 ALMONTE 

May your lives be blessed as you continue in His service. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 
MOST EX. COMPANION WM. H. SPROULE 
MOST EX. COMPANION CHARLES W. EMMETT 
MOST EX. COMPANION FRASER HAY, M.D. 

Chairman 



REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

As your Grand Treasurer and a member of the various committees respectively 
connected with the financial affairs of this Grand Chapter, I have had the opportunity of 
perusing the several reports in conjunction therewith, and I submit to you with confidence that 
they adequately and fairly present our financial position as of February 28th, 1982. These will 
be covered in greater detail by the Finance and Investment Committees. The Auditor's Report, 
together with a balance sheet and supporting statements, will be duly printed in the proceedings 
of this Grand Convocation. 

I believe that a special vote of thanks should be extended to Most Excellent 
Companion Charles W. Emmett, and the Finance Committee, for their untiring efforts to 
control, as far as it is possible, the operating costs of our Grand Chapter. Despite these efforts I 
regret to report that expenditures exceeded income by $3,320. last year, making it the third 
consecutive year that expenses have exceeded income, for a total loss of $18,735. over the three 
year period. 

All of which is Respectfully and Fraternally submitted. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon T.A. Ferguson, Grand Treasurer. 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, Seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon T.A. 
Ferguson, that this report be received and adopted. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 81 

REPORT OF THE EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE COMMITTEE 

1981-1982 



To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

It is once more my pleasure to present the report of the activities of the Education 
and Guidance Committee for the year 1981-82. 

The activities of this committee may be set forth as follows: 

(1) To assist the District Grand Superintendents on their District Educational Nights. 

(2) To hold and conduct seminars or Workshops at the request of the District Grand 
Superintendents. 

(3) To assist in establishing special degree teams who are prepared at all times to 
assist and instruct Chapters in the better understanding of the "Work". 

(4) To encourage and assist the Chapters in their Districts to develop their own 
individual Educational Committees. 

As Chairman of this Committee for the past two years, I would be most remiss if I 
did not express my appreciation to the District Chairmen and Assistant Chairmen for the zeal 
and enthusiasm with which they have undertaken the responsibilities and duties assigned to 
them. It is most encouraging when one reads the reports submitted regarding the advancements 
they are making and the expressions of appreciation at having the opportunity of serving their 
respective Districts in this most interesting and satisfying area. We can only hope that this 
enthusiasm is transmitted to the Companions of the District together with the points of 
Education. 

This past winter of course has been one of the most severe weather-wise and has 
made the travelling most difficult, particularly in our Northlands, where once more we must 
give special mention to those Companions of this Committee in that area and commend them 
for their contributions. 

Although space and time does not permit the mentioning of each member 
individually, we must make honourable mention of our Deputy Chairman, R. Ex. Comp. 
Leslie Levitt, who has, is and will continue to log hundreds of miles, contributing outstanding 
service with the film, "The Saga of the Holy Royal Arch". This he has been doing in Craft 
Lodges and Chapters alike, where he is spreading "Light and Knowledge" to our uniformed 
brethren and a better understanding of Royal Arch Masonry to our Companions. Since the 
1981 Convocation, he has made approximately 20 visitations in all parts of the province, with 
another 18 requests in the offering in the future. Although not present at the showing of the 
film at three northern Chapters, Espanola, Dryden and Fort Francis, he personally attended to 
assisting these chapters in their preparation for a successful evening. On most of these 
occasions, the ladies are invited to attend, and not only have the opportunity of visiting the 
Lodge or Chapter Room, but also hear R. Ex. Comp. Levitt's very fine address on Royal Arch 
Masonry. This with the social aspect of the evening, certainly developes for the ladies a better 
appreciation for the Order to which their men belong. 

Although in use for several years now, it is encouraging that it is still in great demand, 
which speaks quite highly of the quality of the film, and the message it projects. The thanks of 
this committee are tendered to Grand Chapter for making available a newer copy of this 
splendid film, which is a definite advantage over the well worn copy in the audio and visual 
aspects. 

It is encouraging to see the increase in the number of Master Mason Nights being 
held, either on a District level or by individual Chapters. Such meetings strengthen the ties 
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It is also of interest that we see "Workshops" being held on a District level, covering 
a broad variety of topics e.g. 

(a) Traditional and Biblical History of Royal Arch Masonry. 

(b) Etiquette and Protocol. 

(c) Proper Chapter Room Set-up. 

(d) Mechanics of the M.M.M., M.E.M., and H.R.A. 

One such successful workshop was held in Strathroy in November, where 57 
Companions representing 9 Chapters gathered. Such meetings auger well for similar meetings 
in the future. 

It was my personal pleasure to attend a workshop for incoming First Principals at the 
Kitchener- Waterloo Temple in November, and although attendance was lighter than hoped 
for, owing to conflicting events, enthusiasm was keen. Such instructional meetings as this are 
highly recommended for another year. 

The formation and use of District Degree Teams and Ruling Council Degree Teams, 
especially in conjunction with the Principals Associations of the District have been found to be 
beneficial in Chapters where shortage of Officer material requires assistance in their degrees. 

It is always gratifying to see the use made of members of this Committee by the 
District Grand Superintendents on their official visits, when short education and instruction 
talks are given. 

Once more we would commend the members of this committee in District No. 11, 
who continue to assist Madoc Chapter No. 161 in resolving problems facing this Chapter. 

We would also commend Wilson District No. 3 for organizing, and in particular 
Regal Chapter, Port Dover, for hosting, an educational day, which included an interesting 
program for their ladies. During the day, Harris Chapter exemplified the mechanics of the 
M.M.M. Degree, while EZRA Chapter exemplified the mechanics of the M.E.M. Degree. This 
was followed in the afternoon by the conferral of the Order of the Holy Royal Arch of Jeruselm 
on candidates from Regal Chapter by the London District Degree Team. The evening was 
given over to a dinner for the Companions and their wives in the St. Andrews Presbyterian 
Church, and Sunday morning found the Companions and their wives attending a Divine 
Service in the same Church. This is an excellent example of what concentrated effort and 
enthusiasm can do and is highly recommended for future endeavours. 

In conclusion, we are most grateful to the Companions of this jurisdiction for the 
interest they have shown in the work of this Committee, and to the District Grand Superintendents 
for their support and to whom this committee is always ready to lend assistance for the welfare 
of the District. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted on behalf of the Committee. 
R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt — Deputy Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe — Chairman 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 83 



MILEAGE AND PER DIEM COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Once again your Mileage & Per Diem Committee made disbursements as authorized 
to those entitled to receive same. The details are as shown on the attached sheet. 

One Honourary Member of the Grand Executive did not accept his allowance as he 
was attending as the Grand Master of the Royal and Select Masters and as such was a guest of 
Grand Chapter. Another Honourary Member was able to be present for one day only. The 
same applied to the Grand Superintendent of District #3 (1 day). The Grand Superintendents 
of District #13, 14, 15 and 8 A were not in attendance nor was the Grand Scribe N. The Grand 
Superintendents of Districts #6, 16 and 7 did not attend the meeting of the Grand Executive 
Committee but were in attendance at Grand Chapter. Deductions were made from all on our 
list who did not attend all three days and the amounts are returned herewith to Grand Chapter. 
We trust our accounting will be found correct. 

For some years this Committee's report has drawn attention to the number of Grand 
Superintendents who do not attend the meeting of the Grand Executive Committee held 
immediately before the Grand Convocation. Still fewer attended this year when 8 out of 17 
were absent. Your Committee respectfully suggests that the discussions in the Grand Executive 
could benefit from the knowledge of these in-the-field representatives of the Grand First 
Principal. In contrast it is noted that all elected, all appointed and 4 out of 5 honourary 
members of the Grand Executive attended the meeting of that Committee. The other 
honourary member had submitted his report. 

I express my thanks to the Most Excellent Grand First Principal for appointing me 
chairman of this Committee, to the Grand Scribe E for his co-operation and to the members of 
my committee for their assistance. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 
Lloyd. B. Gillespie, Chairman, 
Mileage and Per Diem Committee. 



84 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FRATERANAL 
CORRESPONDENCE AND REVIEW 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

In presenting this report, we acknowledge with deep regret the passing of The Grand 
Chapter Above of the Co-Chairman on this Committee Rt. Ex. Comp. George Johnson under 
tragic circumstances on July 25, 1981. George was a tireless worker in Grand Chapter and will 
be sorely missed. 

Continuing on this melancholy vein, your Committee recognizes a worldwide decline 
in overall membership of our beloved order. Reviewing the Proceedings of Grand Chapters in 
the United States of America alone, we note that of 36 states reporting, only five have recorded 
gains. Similar losses are in evidence from Ireland to Australia. With respect to Canada itself 
however, we seem to be faring a little better inasmuch as those Proceedings reviewed would 
indicate parity in loss against gain. Unfortunately Ontario is numbered among those provinces 
showing a slight decline, a loss of 19 as reported in the 1981 Proceedings. 

On a brighter note, we are most happy to inform you that the Grand Chapters in the 
south-eastern states continue to show progress in terms of membership statistics. The reason 
why is difficult to determine, as they are no doubt subject to the same societal and economic 
changes as the rest of the world. However, in venturing an educated guess after reading their 
Proceedings, it would appear that their success in this area of endeavor is mainly due to one 
quality, enthusiasm on the part of their membership at large. 

In summary, two facts emerge from the statistics compiled. 

(a) Something must be done about the high percentage of demits and suspensions 
through N.P.D. 

(b) Greater effort must be put forward in obtaining the life blood of our organization 
i.e. new members. 

Most Grand Chapters are cognizant of these facts and primarily address themselves 
to resolving the reasons behind the apparent lack of interest displaying by existing membership, 
theorizing that in so doing, they will, through enthusiasm, motivate the individual to promote 
Royal Arch Masonry. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Geo. Hinchliff 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 85 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON 
CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, and to the Members of Grand 
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario, greetings. 

I first want to thank those members of my Committee, Rt. Ex. Comp. W.J. Curtis, 
V. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge Douglas Latimer, and R. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge 
John Cox, for their unfailing assistance in the processing of the requests for by-law amendments 
throughout the year. In addition, I want to thank our Grand Scribe E., Rt. Ex. Comp. R.T. 
Rigby, and his Secretary Mrs. Rose Kelly, for their courtesy and co-operation. 

The Committee continues to have a large volume of mail, with by-law changes 
requiring much correspondence. The most common errors are those arising from provisions for 
Life Membership. These errors should not occur if Sees. 145, 146, and 147 are read carefully. I 
have drafted a special memo on this subject, which should render these sections almost 
foolproof; and you'll notice I said almost foolproof! This memo draws attention to certain 
common errors, and incorporates one comprehensive by-law example which any Chapter can 
use, substituting figures to suit its individual requirements. Any Chapter desirous of adopting 
new Life Membership provisions can request a copy from the Grand Scribe E's office. 

I am presenting to this Convocation certain changes to our Constitution to 
accomplish the purposes referred to in the address of the Grand First Principal with regard to 
streamlining the proceedings of our Grand Convocations. 

Respectfully and Fraternally submitted, 
WILLIAM SIMPSON THOMSON, Chairman 



86 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



REPORT OF THE GRAND HISTORIAN 

To The Most Excellent, The Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

In this report, your Historian will confine his writings to happenings since our 1981 
Convocation. Within this limited period, the problem is not one of lack of material, but rather 
the reverse; i.e. what should be reviewed as against what should be eliminated from events of 
the past year. We offer these recordings. 

The past year saw the Consecration & Dedication of two new Chapters; viz, 
Tecumseth, #264, Tottenham and Brampton, #265, Brampton, Ont. In addition, Chapter 
rooms were Dedicated in new Temples in Owen Sound, Pembroke, Sarnia and Tottenham, 
Ont. May these Chapters continue to grow and prosper. 

Anniversaries are pleasant occasions to recall. Of particular mention in our 
Jurisdiction is the 125th Anniversary of Moira Chap. #7, Belleville; the 75th of Ancaster Chap. 
#155, Ancaster, the 60th of Quinte Friendship #227, Belleville and King Cyrus, #232, Toronto; 
and the 50th of Hiawatha, #252, Sarnia and Regal, #253, Port Dover. May their future 
Anniversaries be rewarding and memorable. 

Benevolence is one of the main principles of our Order, Twenty-Five years ago, 
under the aegis of the late M. Ex. Comp. Maurice A. Searle (Gr.Z., 1957-58), our Bursary Fund 
was established. It has prospered and many hundreds of worthy students have benefitted from 
its largesse. At our 1981 Convocation, the creation of a R.A.M. (Release A Miracle) Fund was 
proposed. Its aim was to celebrate our 125th Annual Convocation, in 1983, by establishing a 
Fund of not less than $125,000.00. Interest from this Fund will be donated to Selected Medical 
Research Projects. Under the leadership, driving force & direction of M. Ex. Comp's Chas. 
Emmett, Wm. Thomson & Aube Weisman and assisted & supported by every Chapter and 
Companion, this deserving project will be brought to a fruitful conclusion. 

Of particular pride and enjoyment is the information that has been directed to me, 
concerning Companions who have attained high ranking Offices in other Branches of Masonry. 
Space does not enable me to enumerate the entire roster. We submit this list of incumbent 
Officers in the Grand Lodges, A.F. & A.M., of Canada — Gr. Master (Ex. Comp. Howard 
Polk); Dep. Gr, Master (Ex. Comp. Ron Groshaw); Gr. Jr. Warden (Ex. Comp. Don 
Lamont). In addition 17 Companions hold the rank of Dist. Dep. Gr. Master and 11 
Companions are serving on the Board of General Purposes. Also, many Companions have 
received appointments from our Gr. Master. One final addition is the name of our Gr. S.E., Rt. 
Ex. Comp. Robert Rigby, who, two weeks ago, was Installed as the Wor. Master of The Mount 
Moriah Lodge #727. It may truly be said that Royal Arch Masonry provides a bountiful 
reservoir of gifted Masons with leadership qualities. 

As the tenure of our Gr. Z., M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, draws to a close, we offer our 
congratulations and gratitude to him, for having fulfilled the duties of his Office in a most 
exemplary & dedicated manner. His support, encouragement and warmth of feeling & 
expression were most appreciated, in his travels throughout his jurisdiction. May the M.H. 
grant him and his good lady, Annie, many many years of good health & happiness and may 
we, as Royal Arch Masons, continue to benefit from his devotion and expertise. 

To our incoming Gr. Z., M. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, his Gr. Council, Rt. Ex. 
Comp's Edward Elcombe (Gr. H.) & Albert Mortlock (Gr. J.) and all Elected & Appointed 
Companions of Grand Chapter, we wish a year of progress, success and satisfaction of attain- 
ment. When your Grand Historian sits down to record your achievements in the coming year, 
may his task be lightened & brightened, in the knowledge that he is compiling a delightful, 
memorable and eventful term of Office, in the annals of Grand Chapter. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 
RT. EX. COMP. SAMUEL TENENBAUM, Grand Historian 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. G.H. Stuart, Seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. S. Tenenbaum 
that this reported be received and adopted by the Grand Chapter Carried 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 87 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

The Committee on Finance submits the following report for the year ending 
February 28th, 1982. 

The reports of the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Scribe E. and the Auditor for the 
year ending February 28th, 1982, have been received by the members of this Committee and 
are being respectfully submitted to this Grand Chapter for consideration. It is our opinion that 
these reports present an accurate and complete state of the financial affairs of this Grand 
Chapter; they are all comprehensive in themselves. 

Exhibit "A" of the Auditor's Report is a balance sheet showing all the assets and 
liabilities of Grand Chapter. It includes the funds entrusted to, and over which Grand Chapter 
has control. The securities of the respective funds have been examined by the Auditor and they 
are held in proper safekeeping and custody as directed by Grand Chapter. A detailed report of 
the various investments will be presented by the Committee on Investments. 

Initially, we direct your attention to Statement 2 of the Auditor's Report, which 
shows the comparative Revenue and Expenditure Account for the year ending February 28th, 
1982. The excess of expenditure over revenue for the year was $3,320.00, which is $2,895.00 in 
excess of the estimated deficit. There were two main factors accountable for the increased 
deficit — 

1. The rent on our office accommodation - which like most rental accommodation 
is subject to a scale of the per-centage increased costs of the light, heating, taxes 
etc. 

2. Increased telephone costs and the unprecedented hike in postage rates. 

We feel assured that every effort is being made to control expenses, at least if we are 
to maintain any semblance of order and prestige. 

In preparing the following budget for the current fiscal year, we can assure you that 
careful consideration has been made in assessing all areas of expenditure. However, attempts to 
balance the budget have not been successful, and we only delude ourselves in not presenting as 
realistic a picture as possible. We estimate that by endeavouring to at least hold the level of 
anticipated expenses, the deficit would be as reflected in our budget. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 
M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Chairman 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. G. Stuart, Seconded by M. Ex. Comp. C. Emmett, Carried 



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GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

REVENUE BUDGET FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 28, 1983 





Estimated 


Actual 


Estimated 




Revenue 


Revenue 


Revenue 




1981-1982 


1981-1982 


1982-1983 


REVENUE 








Registration Fees 


1,700 


1,509 


1,500 


Dues-PerCapita 


29,000 


29,444 


29,000 


Interest Transferred from 








Commuted Fund 


8,000 


8,023 


9,100 


Dispensations and Warrants 


150 


214 


150 


Sale of Supplies 


4,500 


5,100 


5,500 


Donations - Keystone 


500 


737 


500 


Administration 


2,400 


2,260 


2,200 


Interest on Investments 


5,500 


5,492 


6,500 


TOTAL REVENUE 


51,750 


52,779 


54,450 


TOTAL EXPENDITURE 


52,175 


56,099 


60,800 


DEFICIT 


(425) 


DEF. (3,320) 





Estimated excess or deficit of Revenue over Expenditure 



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GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

EXPENDITURE BUDGET FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 28, 1983 





Estimated 


Actual 


Estimated 




Expenditure 


Expenditure 


Expenditure 




1981-1982 


1981-1982 


1982-83 


GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE 








Honourarium - Grand Scribe E. 


4,000 


4,000 


4,000 


Office Assistance 


9,300 


9,288 


9,300 


Rent 


8,000 


8,515 


9,500 


Miscellaneous, Postage, etc. 


5,500 


6,566 


8,500 


Employee Benefits 


425 


392 


400 




27,225 


28,761 


31,700 


GRAND CONVOCATION 








General Convocation Expense 


5,000 


5,179 


6,000 


Executive Committee 


2,850 


2,493 


2,500 


Printing Proceedings 


2,500 


2,985 


3,000 


Regalia, Grand Z. 


300 




200 


Testimonial, Grand Z. 










10,650 


10,657 


11,700 


PRINTING 








General Distribution and Office 


1,500 


1,625 


1,600 


Supplies for resale 


2,000 


3,763 


4,000 




3,500 


5,388 


5,600 


TRAVELLING 








Grand Z. 


3,000 


3,000 


3,000 


Grand H. 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 


Grand J. 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 


Grand Scribe E. 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 




6,000 


6,000 


6,000 


OTHER 








Audit 


2,000 


2,500 


2,500 


Insurance 


1,300 


1,236 


1,200 


Jewels and Engraving 


1,000 


1,108 


1,500 


Education and Instruction 




303 


100 


Capital Expenditure 








Keystone 


500 


735 


500 


Provision for doubtful accounts 










4,800 


5,882 


5,800 


TOTALS: 


52,175 


56,688 


60,800 


Provision for doubtful accounts 




589 
56,099 





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WILLIAM S. THOMSON MEMBERSHIP TROPHY 

The William S. Thomson Membership Trophy was presented to the Malloch 
Chapter No. 66 for an increase in membership of 33% by the donor to prolonged applause. 

GRAND CHAPTER CALLED OFF 

Grand Chapter was "called off" at 4:00 p.m. to elect the Officers of Grand Chapter 
for the ensuing year. 

GRAND CHAPTER CALLED ON 

Grand Chapter was "called on" at 9:30 a.m. 

REPORT OF ELECTIONS 

(on following pages) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 91 

THE 

GRAND CHAPTER 

OF 

ROYAL ARCH MASONS 

OF CANADA 
In the Province of Ontario 



3500 DUFFERIN STREET, SUITE 505. 

Downsview, Ontario, M3K 1N2, 10th May, 1982. 

AT THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOURTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION OF 
THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA IN THE 
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, HELD IN THE CONSTELLATION HOTEL, CITY OF 
TORONTO, ONTARIO, 27, 28 and 29 APRIL, 1982, THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS 
AND COMMITTES WERE ELECTED AND APPOINTED. 



M. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart Grand Z. 

506 Comanche Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 1W2 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe Grand H. 

65 Cuftley Cres. N., Downsview, Ontario, N3K 1Y1 

R. Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock Grand J. 

748 Hopkins Ave., Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 4Y5 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS — Elected and Appointed 1982 

R. Ex. Comp. Rev. Garbutt F. Smith Grand Chaplain 

156 Church St., Stratford, Ontario, N5A 2R4 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Thomas Ferguson Grand Treasurer 

11 Coral Gable Drive, Weston, Ontario, M9M 1N8 

R. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby Grand Scribe E. 

352 Vodden St., Brampton, Ontario, L6V 2N2 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. Emeritus 

4 Houghton Blvd., Markham, Ontario, L3P 2N6 

R. Ex. Comp. Lome F. Cunningham Grand Scribe N. 

73 Clarendon Ave., Hamilton, Ontario, L9A 3A2 



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R. Ex. Comp. Alvin W. Fuller Grand Principal Sojourner 

1 1 Lilacside Dr., Hamilton, Ontario, L8V 2L5 

R. Ex. Comp. Alex Grant Grand Registrar 

1546 Carletta Dr., Mississauga, Ontario, L4X 1E3 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum Grand Historian 

Apt. 201, 3905 Bathurst St., Downsview, Ontario, M3H 3N7 

V. Ex. Comp. George Blackie Grand Archivist 

Apt. 603, 89 Willow Rd., Guelph, Ontario, N1H 1W7 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS — Elected and Appointed 1982 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

(By Virtue of Office) 

M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G.N. Bradshaw Grand Z. 1951-52 

Room 314, 200 College Ave., London, N6A 1Y1 

M. Ex. Comp. John Loftus House Grand Z., 1955-56 

14 Pearson Ave., Toronto, M6R 1G1 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Grand Z., 1959-60 

169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville, K8N 3W9 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Z., 1961-62 

27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand Z., 1963-64 

165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel, N4W 1S7 

M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent Grand Z., 1972-73 

Box 78, 21 Catherine St. E., Dorchester, N0L 1G0 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson Grand Z., 1974-75 

1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville, L6J 2N6 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand Z., 1976-77 

4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton, L6Y 1P8 

M. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman Grand Z., 1978-79 

54 Forest Heights Blvd., Willowdale, M2L 2K6 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott Grand Z., 1980-81 

41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton, L8H 5G9 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Honourary 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge-Gait, N1R 4W4 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Gillespie, 1601 Monoghan Ave. Apt. 505, Park Towers Apts. 
Peterborough, K9J 7T2 

R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, Apt. 506, 3363 Riverside Dr. E., Windsor, N8Y 1B1 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, R.R. 2, Holstein, NOG 2A0 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall, 137 Emerald St. S., Apt. 11, Hamilton, L8N 2V4 



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EXECUTIVE COMMITTTEE — Elected 

R. Ex. Comp. William J. Boston, 48 Allanbrooke Dr., Islington, M9A 3N8 
R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt, 7 Hillcrest Court, Hamilton, L8P 2X7 
R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Box 92, John St., Embro, NOJ 1J0 
R. Ex. Comp. Clarence A. Faulkner. 21 Strachan St., Belleville, K8P 1W7 
R. Ex. Comp. J. Max Laushway, 132 Pearl St. W., Brockville, K6C 4C6 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. Reginald Forest-Jones, 464 Manchester Rd., Kitchener, N2B 1A5 
R. Ex. Comp. Stanley H. Wheeler, 192 Elizabeth St., Goderich, N7A 3V1 
R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley, 1 144 Vimy St., North Bay, P1B 5C1 
R. Ex. Comp. G. Robert Jackson, 68 Balaclava St., St. Thomas, N5P 3C4 
V. Ex. Comp. Donald F. Kline, 889 Hollowtree Cres., Mississauga, L4Y 2V3 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS — 1982-83 

St. Clair District No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. Willard C. Barnes 

12 Opal Court, Chatham, N7M 5V6 

London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. John Zegers 

R.R. l,St. Thomas, N5P3S5 

Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. David J. McArthur 

23 Rosseau Drive, Simcoe, N3Y 1E5 
Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. John Welker 

130 Mount Hope St., Kitchener, N2G 4M6 
Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Eric Williamson 

395 Finch Ave., Burlington, L7T 2T6 
Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Victor Ecknier Willis 

74 King St. Atwood, NOG 1B0 
Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. Stuart Knox 

Box 66, Kent St., Queenston, LOS 1L0 
Toronto District No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Churchill 

529 Merton St., Toronto, M4S 1B4 
Toronot District No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. Joseph Harrigan 

88 Bartley Bull Parkway, Brampton, L6W 2J6 
Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Gordon William Hotham 

430 Isaac St., Box 707, Wiarton, NOH 2T0 
Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Peter Alfred J. Lauesen 

214 Front St. N., Box 538, Campbellford, KOL 1L0 
Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. Russell H. Sills 

R.R. 2, Stirling, KOK 3E0 
St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Lawrence O. Walker 

P.O. Box 47, Prescott, KOE 1T0 
Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Aubrey McKenzie 

350 Trafalgar Rd., Pembroke, K8A 5A9 
Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. Robert Irvin Skene 

P.O. Box 53, Oxdrift, P0V 2J0 



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New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. William Basil Muncaster 

586 Kingsway, Sudbury, P3B 2E5 
Temiskaming District No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. Michael Rogozynski 

79 Anson Drive, Iroquois Falls, POK 1E0 

ASSISTANT OFFICERS — Appointed 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emett Grand Lecturer 

27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 

V. Ex. Comp. Mitchell S. Atlas Grand Senior Sojourner 

28 Davean Dr., Willowdale, M2L 2R7 

V. Ex. Comp. Victor W. Ozol Grand Junior Sojourner 

409 Buffalo Rd., Fort Erie, L2A 5G6 
V. Ex. Comp. Barthold A. MacDonald Grand Sword Bearer 

68 McNay St., London, N5Y 1K7 
V. Ex. Comp. Robert H. McKelvie Grand Master 4th Veil 

344 Inverness Dr., Oshawa, L1J 5T4 
V. Ex. Comp. Basil Thompson Grand Master 3rd Veil 

499 Wellington St. Petrolia, NON 1R0 
V. Ex. Comp. Victor L. Hopwood Grand Master 2nd Veil 

62 Stevenson Ave., London, N5W 1Y5 
V. Ex. Comp. James Bingham Grand Master 1st Veil 

17 Gower Rd., Georgetown, L7G 1E6 
V. Ex. Comp. Wayne G. Melton Grand Standard Bearer 

5055 Main St., Oil Springs, NON IPO 
V. Ex. Comp. David Moffat Grand Director of Ceremonies 

2175 Lakeshore Rd. West, Toronto, M8V 1A1 
V. Ex. Comp. j. William Storey Asst. Grand Director of Ceremonies 

Box 42, Everett LOM 1J0 
V. Ex. Comp. Joseph Neill Grand Organist 

187 Park St. S., Apt. 2H, Hamilton, L8P 3E9 
V. Ex. Comp. Ralph Henderson Asst. Grand Organist 

92 East St.; Goderich, N7A 1N4 
V. Ex. Comp. Joseph H. Ramsay Grand Pursuivant 

Box 206 Napanee, K7R 3M3 
V. Ex. Comp. Donald Stewart Grand Steward 

Box 1 145, Blenheim, NOP 1A0 
V. Ex. Comp. Eugene O. Picott Grand Steward 

251 Burns St., Strathroy, N7G 1G2 
V. Ex. Comp. Alexander Pow Grand Steward 

35 Warren Rd., Simcoe, N3Y 2J7 
V. Ex. Comp. John P. Wight Grand Steward 

159 Jackson St., Durham, NOG 1R0 
V. Ex. Comp. Frederick J. Door Grand Steward 

R.R. 1, Mount Hope, LOR 1W0 
V. Ex. Comp. Donald V. Manary Grand Steward 

Box 112, Tiverton, NOG 2T0^ 
V. Ex. Comp. Clarence Downey Grand Steward 

425 Bunting Rd., St. Catharines, L2M 3Z3 
V. Ex. Comp. Comp. Kenneth Hunter Grand Steward 

10 Conlins Rd., West Hill, MIC 1C3 
V. Ex. Comp. Ernest H. Moyle Grand Steward 

143 Bernice Cres., Toronto, M6N 1X3 
V. Ex. Comp. Leonard F. Pickering Grand Steward 

239 Laclie St., Orillia, L3V 4N5 



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V. Ex. Comp. Morgan Durnford Grand Steward 

Hastings, Ontario, KOL 1Y0 
V. Ex. Comp. George C. McQueen Grand Steward 

7 Munroe Ave., Belleville, K8N 1K2 
V. Ex. Comp. Douglas A. Dale Grand Steward 

325 Willingdon, Kingston, K7L 4J3 
V. Ex. Comp. A.J. Dickie Grand Steward 

139 Mary St., Carleton Place, K7C 1B2 
V. Ex. Comp. Michael L. Voloshin Grand Steward 

176McGibbon St., Thunder Bay, P7B 3L3 

V. Ex. Comp. William H.D. Gibson Grand Steward 

150 Granite St., North Bay, PI B 7X2 
V. Ex. Comp. Paul Powers Grand Steward 

Box 1 18, Iroquois Falls, POK 1E0 
V. Ex. Comp. Charles M. Collins Grand Steward 

Wellandport, Ontario, LOR 2J0 
V. Ex. Comp. Arthur G. Edmunds Grand Steward 

240 Queens St., Palmerston, NOG 2P0 
V. Ex. Comp. George Blackie Grand Steward 

89 Willow Rd., Apt. 603, Guelph, N1H 1W7 
V. Ex. Comp. James Coulson Cunningham Grand Steward 

R.R. 3, Georgetown, L7G 4S6 
V. Ex. Comp. Edward Walker Grand Outer Guard 

306 Norene St., Midland, L4R 4C2 



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SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF GRAND CHAPTER 

REPORT ON THE GRAND Z's ADDRESS 

M. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott and all Past Grand Z's 

125th ANNIVERSARY HISTORY COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. Jack Loft R. Ex. Comp. Irving Ingles 

Comp. Dr. Wallace McLeod, Advisory 



ARCHIVES COMMITTEE 

V. Ex. Comp. George Blackie, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert 
M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith R. Ex. Comp. Dr. George E. Turner 

BURSARY COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. Cedric Dale, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. John F. Blackwell V. Ex. Comp. Victor Ozol 

Ex. Comp. Gray McNeice R. Ex. Comp. Orval Francis 

COMMITTEE OF EDUCATION, GUIDANCE AND 
ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS 

R. Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock, General Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. William Boston, Chairman-Education 

R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt, Chairman - Guidance (Film and Chapter Programs) 

R. Ex. Comp. J. Max Laushway, Chairman-Assistance 

plus 17 Grand Superintendents 

COMMITTEE ON FRATERNAL DEAD 

R. Ex. Comp. Rev. Garbutt Smith, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Rev. John Alexander Johnston 

COMMITTEE FOR REVIEW OF DISTRICTS 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. John Ferguson, R. Ex. Comp. R. Jones, 

R. Ex. Comp. Douglas Argent, R. Ex. Comp. Arthur Haley 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

R. Ex. Comp. Reginald Forest-Jones, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. John Murdoch, R. Ex. Comp. John Glass 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPURDENCE 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge John A. Cox 

V. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge D.V. Latimer, R. Ex. Comp. W. James Curtis 



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CONVOCATION COMMITTEE 1983 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, General Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. Donald Kline, Vice-Chairman 

with power to add 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS 

M. Ex. Comp. Dr. Fraser Hay, Chairman 
M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, Vice-Chairman, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Ferguson 

and all Past Grand Z's 

FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE AND REVIEW 

R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Wheeler 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE ADVISORY AND 
ORGANIZATION STUDY 

M. Ex. Comp. C.W. Emmett, M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson 
GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, Vice-Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, R. Ex. Comp. Dr. George E. Turner 

INVESTMENTS 

M. Ex. Comp. Dr. Fraser Hay, Chairman 
M. Ex. Comp. W.S. Thomson, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Ferguson 

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd Gillespie, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Clifford J. Meunier, R. Ex. Comp. Robert Jackson 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward Marshall, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Robert T. Rigby, R. Ex. Comp. Alex Grant 

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. Doanld Kline, Assistant Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. Wm. Dunlop, Editor-Keystone 

R. Ex. Comp. S. Tenenbaum, Asst. Editor 



9g GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

"RELEASE A MIRACLE" - 

Grand Chapter Anniversary Project 

M Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, M. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman 

with power to add 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

R Ex Comp. Douglas Argent, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley, R. Ex. Comp. Robert Jackson 

NEXT PLACE OF MEETING - TORONTO, ONTARIO 

Bv Special Resolution of Grand Chapter, the One Hundred and Twenty- Fifth Annual 
ConlocS of Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Provmce of Ontano, 
will be held at the Royal York Hotel, in the City of Toronto, 22 and 23 April, 1983. 



Address of the Grand Z: 
Gordon H. Stuart 
506 Comanche Rd., 
Mississauga, Ontario, 
L5H 1W2 




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3500 Dufferin St., Suite 505, 
Downsview Ontano, M3K 1N2 
(416) 638-2812 



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CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir & Companions: 

The report on the condition of Capitular Masonry which I am honoured to present 
on behalf of the committee, may in many respects be repetitive of those previously submitted. 

We sincerely trust however, that it will provide useful information in regard to 
problems as well as progress which characterizes our Royal Craft as we enter a new era in our 
history. 

The task of compiling this and other reports is a formidable one, and the cooperation 
of the Grand Superintendents in filing a complete and comprehensive written report early, is 
essential, so that we may present a true and adequate picture of the condition of our Order 
within this Grand Jurisdiction. 

In reporting on the general condition of our order, perhaps we dwell too much on 
membership statistics, finances, reports of meetings and other statistical data. Important as they 
may be, they are not the sole barometer in determining the well-being of this or any body of 
Freemasonry. This can only be found in the success or lack of success in achieving our basic 
purposes. 

The Principal object of Freemasonry, we are told is to make good men better. This is 
an over simplification of the aims and the purposes of Royal Arch Masonry, which strives to 
inspire its members to the fullest development of their intellectual faculties, their spiritual lives, 
and the promotion of the attributes of friendship and benevolence in every Companion. 

The happiest report which your committee could make is the assurance that progress 
is being made toward these objectives. The reports of the Grand Superintendents indicate that 
many expert Craftsmen are giving freely of their time and talents, to further the mission of our 
Royal Craft and their efforts are bearing fruit. Our objectives may never be realized, but we 
must never cease in striving to attain these goals. 

Each year we are saddened by the passing of Companions with whom we have been 
associated and to whom we are indebted for their sincerity of purpose and their contribution to 
Royal Arch Masonry. 

We were shocked to learn of the sudden passing of M. Ex. Companion Fred 
Welham. This dedicated and distinguished Companion served this Grand Chapter with great 
distinction and will long be remembered by his host of friends who admired and respected him. 

We were saddened also by the passing of many members of this Grand Chapter, the 
memory of whom will live on, through their great and generous contribution made to Royal 
Arch Masonry, and to society generally. 

Finally we pay tribute to the many other Companions of this Jurisdiction who have 
passed to the Grand Chapter above. Many of these Companions gave long and outstanding 
service to their Chapters as well as to their Districts. 

Though we are poorer for the loss of all these Companions, we are richer, far richer, 
through the fine services they rendered to Freemasonry and to Humanity during their years 
among us. We join with all the Companions in expressing our sympathy, to their loved ones. 

Statistics received from Grand Chapter office show the number of demits, 
suspensions, and the loss by death to be almost identical to last years figures. Undoubtedly, the 
number of suspensions and demits in our Craft Lodges, as well as legitimate transfers to other 
Jurisdictions, have a considerable affect on these figures. Making due allowance for this, your 
committee still feels the figures are too high, and this matter should receive the close attention 
of the Grand Superintendents and Officers of the Chapters, to reduce the figure substantially. 
We would also urge all Scribes "E" to communicate with one another, so that "Companions 
on the move", may be assured of a warm welcome as well as the enjoyment of Masonic 
fellowship in their new homes. 



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The initiations, affiliations and restorations have decreased by approximately 10% 
over last years figures. The loss in Craft Lodge may in some measure be reflected by our 
decrease, however with only about 15% of the Master Masons in this Grand Jurisdiction 
holding memberships in our Chapters, many opportunities for a substantial increase in our 
membership are available. 

The loss of membership in our Symbolic Lodges should be a matter of grave concern 
to all Royal Arch Masons. We all realize the future of Freemasonry rests solely on the 
foundations of our Craft Lodges. If the reduction in memberships and the erosion of interest 
continues, the whole of Freemasonry will be adversely affected. 

Your Committee however are delighted to report on the Leadeship role so many of 
our Companions are playing in our Symbolic Lodges, as well as our Grand Lodge and the 
other Concordant Bodies of Freemasonry. 

It is the sincere hope of your committee, that their example be emulated, as we pledge 
our allegience and support to our Craft Lodges and to the completion of those unfinished 
designs upon the Trestle Board. Never has the need for competent and faithful Craftsmen been 
greater. 

We are pleased to report that for the most part, the degrees are being portrayed in an 
efficient and impressive manner by well skilled Companions. We are also aware that by 
constant repetition the degree teams become more proficient in their presentation, and there is 
a tendency to perpetuate the personell of these teams. We must also recognize there is a great 
array of talent being initiated within the ranks of Royal Arch Masonry. We must also recognize 
the need for the sake of the individual member, as well as our Order, to tap this reservoir of 
available material. It is essential that we hold the interest by assimilating these new initiates into 
our work according to their talents and desire. 

The matter of attendance is a problem continually before us, both in the Craft Lodge 
and in our Chapters. Many methods are available to us to stimulate larger attendance and 
stronger participation in our activities. Your committee would again stress the need for strong 
and inventive leadership with programmes that involve the membership in Chapter activities, 
both social and fraternal. 

We would also point out the need to keep our membership informed by more 
interesting and inspiring notices. Many of our notices are strictly routine, carry no message 
from the Presiding Officer, nor describe items of interest that would encourage attendance. 
Properly prepared, the notice of meeting can be a means of jolting a lethargic member from his 
apathy and indifference and bring him back to the Chapter room. 

We join with all the Companions in this Grand Jurisdiction in congratulating and 
expressing our best wishes to those Chapters, who have since last we met, had their Chapter 
rooms dedicated to the service of Royal Arch Masonry. 

March 21/81 — Kitchener Chapter #210 at Richmond. 

May 16/81 — Hiawatha Chapter #252 together with Wawanosh Chapter #15 at 

Sarnia. 

Oct. 17/81 — Laurentian Chapter #151 at Pembroke. 

Nov. 13/81 — Georgian Chapter #56 at Owen Sound. 

Several Chapters held special events associated with anniversaries which were being 
recognized. We congratulate the following Chapters which reached and celebrated significant 
milestones during the past year. 

(1) Moira Chapter #7 Belleville — 125 Anniversary 

(2) Golden Chapter #90 Kenora — 100 Anniversary 

(3) Ancaster Chapter #155 Ancaster — 75 Anniversary 

(4) Quinte Friendship #227 Belleville — 60 Anniversary 

(5) King Cyrus Chapter #232 Toronto — 60 Anniversary 

(6) Oakwood Chapter #233 Toronto — 60 Anniversary 

(7) Hiawatha #252 Sarnia — 50 Anniversary 

(8) Regal Chapter #253 Port Dover — 50 Anniversary 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 101 



We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the many members who 
throughout the past year have been recognized for their service to Royal Arch Masonry. These 
Companions are deserving of our thanks for their continued support over these many years. 

63 of our members received 25 year Past Principals Jewels. 

46 members received Jewels commemorating 50 year service. 

21 members a 60 year numeral. 
1 member of 70 year numeral. 

While 5 of our members received 50 year Past Principal Jewels. 

We join in congratulating the 6 staunch Companions who have been presented and 
or, approved, to receive the Distinguished Service award. 

Contributions to the Bursary Fund are urgently requested if we are to continue to 
support the future leaders of our soeicty in their educational interests. We cannot over 
emphasize the importance of this worthy cause. 

Once again we would like to emphasize the need for good local leadership and 
planning. We are living in a new and materialistic age, with many demands upon a man's time. 
We must therefore offer something of value to attract good men. We cannot do this with 
poorly planned, lengthy meetings, poorly presented ritualistic work and little or no enthusiasm 
of interest. We would respectfully suggest that previous reports with possible solutions be again 
brought to the attention of all Chapter Officers for their consideration. 

In the days that lie ahead we must continue to impress upon our members 
the dignity and high importance of Freemasonry. The world with its troubles and 
unrest on every hand is confusing and bewildering, to men of all nations. Men are 
groping for leadership who will really lead. Freemasonry does have something to 
offer. The leadership of our Grand Chapter as well as the Officers of our Constituent 
Chapters have a duty, to see that no weakness in our fraternity will prevent Free- 
masonry from extending its helpful influence to all men of good will. This is our 
responsibility, and this must be our aim. 

It is appropriate at this time, to acknowledge the fine leadership which our 
Grand First Principal has provided in his years of office. His great dedication to the 
task at hand, his messages of encouragement and hope, as well as his efforts to meet and 
fraternize with his Companions have been an inspiration to all of us. We wish him well in the 
years ahead. 

Many others have played an important part in the successful year we have 
enjoyed, and on your behalf this Committee thanks them most sincerely. 

We would express our appreciation to the Editor and Publisher of the Key- 
stone, our Grand Scribe "E" Rt. Ex. Comp. Rigby and office secretary Mrs. Rose 
Kelly for their cooperation and assistance, with statistical data so willingly supplied. 

We trust this report though too lengthy, will enable you to assess the 
progress we have made in the year just completed. 



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Committee 

Rt. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Clarence A. Faulkner 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Albert A. Mortlock (Chairman) 



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REPORT ON ADDRESS OF THE GRAND FIRST PRINCIPAL 

It is my privilege to report on behalf of the Past Grand First Principals on the 
address of our Most Excellent, The Grand First Principal. 

We join with M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott in welcoming our distinguished guests. 
For many years one of the most gratifying features of our Annual Convocations of 
Grand Chapter has been the good fortune of having distinguished leaders of our 
Royal Craft from sister Jurisdiction in Canada, from many States representing our 
good neighbour to the South, and from abroad. It seems to us most beneficial that we 
should continue, and even extend, the visits across our famous 3,000 mile boundary 
with the United States. Indeed, as a member of the Commonwealth we have known 
the burden of leadership of the free world, when our cherished freedoms have been 
threatened by despots, and we understand the position of the United States, which, 
having assumed that leadership, is now the target of those who misunderstand, and 
those who deliberately, and with malice aforethought, misrepresent her aims and 
objectives. 

Thomas Jefferson, in the text of the Declaration of Independence, spoke for all 
free men, then and since, in upholding what he termed "inalienable Rights to life, 
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." His colleagues joined, and with a firm reliance 
on the protection of Divine Providence, mutually pledged to each other their lives, 
fortunes, and sacred honour. We do not believe that America has departed from that 
ideal! We therefore say, "thrice welcome!" 

We endorse the special greeting extended to the various leaders of other Grand 
Jurisdictions within our borders, and thank them for doing us the honour and great 
courtesy of attending our deliberations. We wish them well in the special respon- 
sibilities which are theirs! 

We share the sadness of our leader at the loss of so many of our Companions 
since last we met in Annual Convocation. For those of us on this Committee there is a 
special poignancy in recalling that among those who departed for the Grand Chapter 
above was M. Ex. Comp. Fred Welham, a friend and Companion of many years, 
who gave faithful and unstinting leadership to our Royal Craft. 

We rejoice with the Grand First Principal in the Dedication and Consecration of 
two new Chapters during this last year, and in the other evidence of progress, all of 
which indicates that the Royal Craft is alive and well in this Jurisdiction. 

We concur in the approval of Past Rank for the late Ex. Comp. E.S. Wood- 
cock, and congratulate the Grand First Principal on the nominations to serve as 
Grand Representatives of other Grand Jurisdictions near our Grand Chapter. 

We congratulate our Grand First Principal on the honours conferred upon him 
during his term of office. No one has served this office with greater zeal or more 
determination. Some of us who have long considered it an honour to call him friend 
have at times been concerned that he not place so great a strain on his health, and we 
thank the Most High for the protection and good health accorded him, so that we 
may yet have the benefit of his wisdom, graciousness, and fine inspiration in the years 
ahead. He has steadfastly maintained his belief in the cardinal principles of our 
Order, based on the volume of the Sacred Law. In his life, and in his home, the 
volume of Holy Writ has had the same prominence that it has in our Temples. We 
have been reminded of its importance as more than a symbol on which we assume our 
obligations - that it proclaims that within all real and apparent confusion there is a 
mysterious order, where God is in command; that within death there if life; defeat 
becomes victory; because where everything else ends, God begins; because God was in 
the beginning and will still be God when all the endings have ended. "In the begin- 
ning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God." 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 103 



These central truths of our whole ritual have been the inspiration of our leader 
these past two years, and we thank him for his great contribution, praying that the 
Almighty will continue blessings upon him, as new doors open for Service! 

(Willian Simpson Thomson) 
Chairman 

(Bruce H. Smith) 

(Charles William Emmett) 

(Dr. Fraser Hay) 

(Leo John Gent) 

(William Harold Sproule) 

(Aube L. Weisman) 

Past Grand First Principals 



REPORT OF INVESTMENTS 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario: 

The portfolio holdings of the various accounts are respectively detailed in 
the Auditor's Report. 

To briefly summarize events of the past we note the following: 

1. VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

$3,000 first city 13-3/4% Mar. 12/86 Accumulation of Interest 
Semi-Annual Interest 

$1,000 Credit Foncier 18-1/2% General Mortgage 10-5/8% 

Sept. 1 / 86 Annual Interest Sep. 1/81 

$5,500 First City 18-1/2% Sep. 16/86 32,000 Gov. of Canada 4-1 12% 
Annual Interest Sep. 1/83 

Sold at 79.40 

$20,000 Credit Foncier 1S-1 /2% 32,000 Gov. of Canada 4-1/2% 

Annual Interest Sept. 1/83 Sold at 79.40 

$5,000 First City 18% Nov. 10/86 Can. Imperial Bank of Commerce 

Annual Interest 13% Nov. 12/81 

$11,500 Premier Trust 17-1/2% Morgan Trust 9% Feb. 24/82 



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2. BURSARY FUND 



$8,000 Nova Scotia Savings & Loan 
18-1/2% Aug. 14/86 
Annual Interest 

$3,000 Victoria & Grey Trust 
16-1/2% Jan. 25/87 
Semi-Annual Interest 

$3,000 Morgan Trust 15-1 /4% 
Dec. 15/86 
Semi-Annual Interest 



Canada Permanent 10-1/2% 

June 14/81 

59 days 17-1/4% 

Morguard Trust 9-1 /2% 
Jan. 7/82 



Morguard Trust 10% 
Dec. 14/81 



3. COMMUTED MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT 

$3,000 First City 13-3/4% 

Mar. 12/86 Semi-Annual Interest 

$5,000 First City 18% Nov. 10/86 
Annual Interest 

$6,000 First City 17-1/4% Feb. 2/87 
Annual Interest 

4. GENERAL ACCOUNT 



Accumulation of Interest 
and Membership Funds 

Can. Imperial Bank of Commerce 
12% Nov. 10/81 

Accumulation of Interest 
and Membership Funds 



$16,000 Credit Foncier 18-1/2% 
Sep. 1/86 Annual Interest 

$6,500 First City 18% Oct. 30/86 
Semi-Annual Interest 

$5,000 First City 18-1/2% Dec. 9/86 
Annual Interest 



General Mortgage 10-5/8% 
Sep. 1/81 

Morgan Trust 10-1/2% 
Nov. 1/81 

Held back from General Mortgage 
Due Sep. 1/81 for cash flow 
purposes due to mail strike 



5. INSURANCE FUND 



$1,500 First City 13-3/4% 
Mar. 12/86 
Semi-Annual Interest 



From General Account 
Accumulation 



We note that a number of changes in content have been made over the year 
as various investments matured, and we are pleased to note that in all instances we 
were able to obtain more enhanced yield returns. 

You will note that $32,000 Government of Canada 4-1/2% Sep. 1/83 Bonds 
held in the Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund were pre-cashed at $79.40 at a 
capital loss. You will further note that these funds were re-invested @ 18-1/2%, thus 
enabling us to cover the loss, but also gain the advantage of a higher return within the 
first and subsequent years. 

In analyzing the overall portfolio holdings, we note the substantial improve- 
ments in our investment income. 



All of which is fraternally submitted. 
Most Excellent companion Dr. Fraser Hay M.D. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 105 



REPORT OF THE BURSARY COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent, The Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

We have the pleasure to present to you the report of the Grand Chapter Bursary 
Committee for the year 1981-82. It is with gratitude that we report that our donations 
this year have covered our expenditures leaving a small sum to be added to our 
reserve. 

This is the culmination of the extensive work carried out by the Grand Super- 
intendents, District Bursary Chairman and the Scribe E's of the chapters and we are 
indeed indebted to them for their assistance. 

This year the committee received 40 applications for Bursary assistance. One of 
these was withdrawn as he was not returning to University. Four of those received did 
not come under our terms of reference. Of the remainder nineteen awards went to 
young ladies and sixteen to young men. The slight decrease in applications was due to 
the new requirements for receiving our bursaries. Thirty-one Chapters from fourteen 
districts were involved, with an expenditure of twelve thousand seven hundred dollars 
($12,700). 

The committee is indeed grateful to the ex-officio members for the help and 
guidance during the year-the co-operation of the Registrars, Student award officers at 
the Universities and a very special thanks to the Grand Scribe E, R. Ex. Comp. R. 
Rigby and Mrs. Rose Kelly for their tremendous assistance and co-operation in 
making the endeavours of this committee such a success. 

We acknowledge with pride the great work completed by V. Ex. Comp. Byron 
Gordon who retires from the committee this year but will become an active ex-officio 
member. Our thanks and appreciation is extended to him, also to Ex. Comp. Victor 
Ozol for his contribution of literature for the bursary programme. 



The committee recommends to The Grand First Principal that the following 
changes be made to reduce our expenditures. 

(1) Those requesting Bursary assistance fully complete the application form, having 
the remarks of the Scribe E and Grand Superintendent written on the back of the 
form. 

(2) That the applicant include with the application the last school year term marks 
and a letter stating the University which has accepted the applicant for the new term, 
stating what course is being taken, and the address of the University. 

(3) That the Grand Scribe E be requested to receive all applications and after the 
committee has made its recommendations should notify the Grand Superintendent or 
a delegated Senior member of the order to make the presentation of the bursary 
cheque to the University and the student. 

(4) That the first meeting of this committee be held on the morning Grand Chapter is 
in session during the last quarter of each year and the Bursary Chairman of the 
districts be invited to attend. 

(5) That in the Grand Chapter proceedings a record is shown of those chapters con- 
tributing 100% to the Bursary account, which is $2.00 per member. 

(6) That no applications be accepted after the month of November. 

(7) That Rt. Ex. Comp. Orville Francis of Brockville Ontario be appointed to replace 
V. Ex. Comp. Byron Gordon whose term is completed. 



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(8) That a Committee of three composed of Most. Ex. Comp. C. Emmett, V. Ex. 
Comp. Charles Sankey and V. Ex. Comp. Jack Loft be appointed to revise the 
Bursary application form. The revision to be completed for the next meeting of the 
Bursary committee in the fall. 

The Bursary Committee will endeavour to have all chapters contribute to this 
worthy cause with a 100% participation, which would be Two dollars per member. 
Tax receipts will be given for all donations of five dollars and over. This is a practical 
way of demonstrating the principles of our order. 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the committee. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. J. Blackwell 

Ex. Comp. Victor Ozol 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Cedric C. Dale, Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. B. Gordon 

Ex. Comp. G. McNiece 



OFFICERS INVESTED 

M. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott, Grand Z. announced that all items of business on 
the Agenda of this Grand Convocation had been dealt with. He then requested M. 
Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett to assume the office of Installing Z. and proceed with 
the investiture of the Officers of our Grand Chapter for the year 1982 and 1983. 

PRESENTATION OF BIBLE 

After the Installation and Investiture of Officers, M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. 
Emmett, P.G.Z. presented a special Volume of the Sacred Law to M. Ex. Comp. 
Gordon H. Stuart on behalf of the late M. Ex. Comp. F.W.D. Welham and Mrs. 
Welham on which Bible the Grand 1st Principal was obligated. 

The purchase of this had been almost the last thought of M. Ex. Comp. Welham 
while wintering in Arizona. 

In thanking the family, M. Ex. Comp. Stuart said that this action of thought for 
others most aptly typified our departed Most Excellent Companion Welham. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 107 

GRAND Zs INAUGURAL ADDRESS 

Most Excellent Sirs, Distinguished Guests and My Companions: 

It is usual, my Companions, for a newly installed Grand Z to say a few words 
about his feelings at this particular time and to express his hopes and goals which he 
expects to accomplish during his term of office. For myself, I am overwhelmed by the 
honour which you have conferred upon me this day, it is the highest honour that this 
Grand Chapter may bestow upon any of it's members. In accepting the privilege of 
this high office, I am not unmindful of the duties and responsibilities which 
accompany it. I feel very humble when I consider that I follow in the footsteps of so 
many eminent and outstanding Grand First Principals who have preceeded me in this 
exalted office. 

Under the excellent leadership of M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott and his Grand 
Chapter officers we have just completed another fine year in capitular Masonry. I 
wish to give full acknowledgement and express the deepest gratitude to these officers 
who have given dedicated service and have now laid down their former duties to go 
onto new responsibilities, or who are taking a well earned rest. Many of these 
Companions have met challenges far beyond the call of duty as officers, and their 
contributions to Royal Arch Masonry will be inscribed forever in the archives of our 
Grand Chapter. 

Next I would like to express my personal and fraternal appreciation to M. Ex. 
Comp. Charles W. Emmett for his most capable services as the Installing Z. He and 
his installing board of P.G.Z.'s have conducted the Ceremonies here this morning 
that will be long remembered. The written word of a ritual becomes alive and scin- 
tilating when it is conveyed with feeling and intent. It is like music to the hearing ear. 
Today we have heard a melody in the form of charges and obligations and I am sure 
that each newly installed or invested officer will leave this Grand Chapter Con- 
vocation today re-dedicated with a firm resolve 4o discharge the duties and respon- 
sibilities of his office to the best of his ability. 

As I stand here in this moment of sober reflection, I cannot help but recall my 
early days in Mimico Chapter when the Past Principals encouraged me to take office. 
It was Mimico Chapter which made it all possible, so the honour is as much theirs as 
it is mine. Over the subsequent years I have been very fortunate to have been helped 
at every turn of the path by Companions of remarkable Masonic skill and knowledge, 
and during the more recent years I have been privileged to associate with our Past 
Grand First Principals and the Grand Second Principal who have guided me by their 
wise and friendly counsel. 

Time, however, will not permit reference to them as individuals, other than an 
expression of thanks to M. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott whose expert guidance and en- 
couragement during the past two years has fitted me better for the duties which I have 
assumed today. To all these esteemed Companions I am most grateful. 

Today when I take office as the Grand Z, I recognize that we are living in a time 
in history when Masonry in general is beset with many difficulties and discourage- 
ments. However, the history of Masonry is like the history of nations and peoples, for 
all seem to have their cycles of ups and downs. Over two hundred years ago when 
Masonry was less organized than it is at present, William Preston encouraged the 
Brethren of his day by the following words: "let not the difficulties we have to en- 
counter check our progress, or damp our zeal... united in one design let it be our aim 
to be happy ourselves and contribute to the happiness of others. Let the Genius of 
Masonry preside over our conduct, and under her sway let us perform our part with 
becoming dignity." 



108 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



Inspired by Preston's writings, the Brethren of his day caught the great "vision" 
which he pictured so eloquently by his written word and they wrought that vision into 
a reality. Masonry truly became a dynamic force for good in the World and soon its 
Temples spread over the face of the earth. 

Companions, all men must have a vision in order to build. A vision is their 
trestleboard. It is the architect's plan. It is Man's hope for the good life. Let us 
endeavour to recapture that Masonic visiion which regardless of age is so enobling to 
man's soul and being. Even in this 20th Century with all its great advances in Science 
and social refinements there is still nothing finer, nothing more intellectual, nothing 
more mystical, nothing more soul satisfying, nothing more fraternal, nothing more 
generous and charitable, and nothing more lofty and gratifying to the spirit of man 
that the pursuit and practice of what Preston has called the "GENIUS OF 
MASONRY." 

Preston further advised his Brethren with the caution to not let anything damp 
their zeal. Today we would call this positive thinking. Let us recall that in the Great 
Depression of the 1930's when gloom covered a nation, men's faith in themselves was 
re-kindled when President F.D. Roosevelt echoed and re-echoed the encouraging 
words "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." Similarly the positive assertions of 
Winston Churchill during the Battle of Britian rallied a nation form the brink of 
defeat to that of victory. And, I am sure this topic brings to your mind that old song 
"Let us eliminate the negative and accentuate the positive". No general ever won a 
war by holding fast or retreating, he must advance. He must take a positive action. So 
it is with Masonry. We are the custodians of a special heritage and we have some- 
thing special to give to mankind. We must go forward. Ecclesiastes admonishes us 
"What ever thy hand finds to do, do it with thy might." 

Just as Preston also urged the Brethren of his day to contribute to the happiness 
of others, during this Grand Convocation you have heard much about our special 
commemorative project "RELEASE A MIRACLE", wherein each Companion in the 
spirit of brotherly love has the opportunity to contribute towards a program dedicated 
to help suffering humanity to overcome illness, thus shall we contribute to their well- 
being and their ultimate happiness. Let us always be motivated to widen our philan- 
thropic efforts and activities. The Scriptures assure us that at the last day we shall not 
be examined for what we have thought, but what we have done. 

Companions, let us all be united in one design as we endeavour to enact measures 
designed to further the aims and objectives of our great Institution. To this end, it is 
my intention to establish a Committee to institute the streamlining of our Annual 
Grand Convocation in order to make it less costly in these days of high inflationary 
times. We will also be studying the feasibility of re-structuring some of the Districts if 
travel distances of Grand Superintendents could be shortened to enable more frequent 
visitations and better communications between Chapters. Without changing the great 
aims, principles and landmarks of Royal Arch Masonry, we will also be looking at the 
possible re-organization of the Grand Executive Committee and its sub-committees, if 
more modern methods of organization will effectively improve the functioning of our 
Grand Chapter. After these studies are completed and documented, and if found 
favourable for the well being and advancement of our Order, they will be brought 
before you by the proper legislation for your consideration. 

This year marks the beginning of our Celebrations which will culminate in the 
125th Grand Convocation in April 1983. Plans are being formulated to celebrate this 
Anniversary with special commemorative events. You will hear more about the com- 
memorative program during this coming year. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 109 



Companions, I have given you a glimpse of my vision of some of the things we 
should do. However, I wave no magic wand, nor do I have any magic key. I can offer 
you only one word, and that word is "WORK". It is the same word that Haggai gave 
to the Jews when they became discouraged at the building of the Second Temple. "Be 
strong all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work for I am with you." I give 
you my pledge, Companions, that I intend to work, but I need the assistance of each 
of you. Let our motto be "THE CHAPTER IS WHERE THE ACTION IS" Let it be 
written in our hearts and minds, and let it be emblazoned and adorned in all our acts 
of Royal Arch Masonry. 

Finally, Companions, it is in times of stress that an institution shows best its 
right to exist, its place in the World and its service to mankind. To guide a ship over 
smooth seas is an easy task and can be accomplished by unskilled hands, but when the 
tempest strikes and lashes out the hand of the expert must be at the wheel and all 
hands must be on deck. Each doing his level best to help carry the ship safely 
through. Similarly, in this Great and Noble Institution, the future is in your hands 
and in my hands; we alone are responsible. Let this Grand Chapter be an inspiration 
to all. Let the Genius of Masonry preside over her conduct, and under her sway let us 
perform our part with becoming dignity. May the Great Jehovah guide us in all our 
ways, so that our actions may redound to His Glory and prove beneficial to our 
fellow creatures. 

Centuries ago the proudest boast that a man in the civilized world could make 
was to say that "I am a Roman citizen". Let us imitate that proud boast, let us be 
proud to say "I AM A ROYAL ARCH MASON". 

Sincerly and fraternally, 

M. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart 



1 10 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



APPOINTMENTS 

Our Grand Z., Most Excellent Companion Gordon H. Stuart read out the list of 
his appointments for 1982-83. To assist Companions using these Proceedings as a 
reference, these Appointments are listed in their proper order starting on page 96 to 
follow along with the Elected Members of Grand Chapters. 

Members of the various Committees for 1982-83 are as printed following 
Elections and Appointments. All members, so named, have been sent a sheet showing 
Appointment etc. 

HISTORIAN ELECTED 

MOVED by Grand H. SECONDED by Grand J. 

Resolved that Rt. Ex. Comp. Sam Tenenbaum be appointed Grand Historian 1982-83. 

BENEVOLENCE 

MOVED by Grand H. and SECONDED by Grand J. 

Resolved that Rt. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert be re-elected to the Benevolence Com- 
mittee for a term of three years ending 1985 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith retires 1984 

R. Ex. Comp. George Turner retires 1983 

COMMITTEE ON SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY 

MOVED by Grand H. and SECONDED by Grand J. 

Resolved that Rt. Ex. Comp. Orval Francis be elected to the Bursary Committee for a 

term of five years ending 1987. 

R. Ex. Comp. Cedric Dale retires 1983 

R. Ex. Comp. John Blackwell retires 1984 

Ex. Comp. Victor Ozol retires 1985 

Ex. Comp. Gary McNeice retires 1986 

COMMITTEE ON AWARDS 

MOVED by Grand H. and SECONDED by Grand J. 

Resolved that Most Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, be elected to the Distinguished Service 

Awards Committee for 3 years ending 1985. 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay retires 1983 

M. Ex. Comp. William Sproule retires 1984 

ARCHIVES COMMITTEE 

MOVED by Grand H. and SECONDED by Grand J. 

Resolved that V. Ex. Comp. George Blackie be elected Grand Archivist for 1982-83. 



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THANKS 

MOVED by Rt. Ex. Comp. E.W. Elcombe and SECONDED by Rt. Ex. Comp. A. 
Mortlock RESOLVED THAT the thanks of Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario be extended to: 

THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE - for the efficient manner in which they 
discharged their duties. 

THE SCRUTINEERS - for their service in taking charge of the election of the 
Officers. 

THE CHAIRMEN OF GENERAL COMMITTEES AND SUB COMMITTEES for 

their most successful efforts and achievements. 

THE INSTALLING BOARD under the direction of M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. 
Emmett, and to all who have contributed to this labour of love of our Order. 

THE HOTEL AND STAFF - for their great efforts which helped to malce this such a 
fine Convocation. 

Moved by Rt. Ex. Comp. E. Elcombe, Seconded by Rt. Ex. Comp. A. Mortlock. 

Carried 




The labour of the Annual Convocation being 
ended, Grand Chapter was closed in ample form at 
12:00 noon, Thursday, April 29, 1982 Toronto, 
Ontario. 

Address of the Grand Z.: 

Gordon H. Stuart, 
506 Comanche Rd., 
Mississauga, Ontario 
L5H 1W2 





Grand Scribe E., 

Suite 505, 3500 Dufferin St., 

Downsview, Ontario, 

M3K 1N2 



Between the various reports presented to Grand Chapter, M. Ex. Comp. 
Gordon H. Stuart, Grand Z., asked a number of visiting Grand First Principals of 
Sister Jurisdictions to speak. They brought greetings to our Grand Convocation from 
their Companions and wished for our Grand Convocation every success in the future. 

At the Grand Chapter Banquet on Wednesday, 28 April 1982 there were 367 
Companions, their wives and friends at dinner. The fellowship and dancing which 
followed was greatly enjoyed by all. 



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Grand First Principals of the Grand Chapter of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario from 1857 to 1981 



♦W.M. Wilson 1857 

•Thompson Wilson 1858 

*T.D. Harrington 1858-60 

•John C. Frankck 1861-2 

•T.D. Harington 1863-4-5-6 

7-8-9-70-71 

•S.B. Harmon 1872 

•CD. Macdonell 1873 

•Jas. Seymour 1874 

•L.H. Henderson 1875-6 

•F.J. Menet 1877-8 

•Daniel Spry 1979-80 

•Donald Ross 1881-2 

*H. Macpherson 1883-4 

•Thos. Sargant 1885-6 

•Rob. Hendry Jr 1887 

•R.B. Hungerford 1888-9 

•J.J.Mason 1980-1 

•J.E. Harding 1892-3 

•J. Ross Robertson 1894-5 

•M. Walsh 1896-7-8 

•Wm. G. Reid 1899-1900 

•Wm. Gibson 1901-2 

•A. Shaw 1903-4 

•William Roaf 1905-6 

•John Leslie 1907-8 

•George Moore 1909-10 

•Fred W. Harcourt 1911-2 

•Daniel F. MacWatt 1913-4 

•Wm. S.R. Murch 1915-6 

•A.S. Gorrell 1917-8 



•Wm. N. Ponton 1919-20 

•H.S. Griffin 1921 

•Richard H. Spencer 1922-3 

•Walter H. Davis 1924-5 

•Kenneth J. Dunstan 1926-7 

•Edwin Smith 1928-9 

•Walter G. Price 1930-1 

•Chas. W. Haentschel 1932-3 

•Alexander Cowan 1934 

•George L. Gardiner 1935-6 

•Wm. Y. Mills 1937-8 

•Llewellyn F. Stephens 1939-40 

•John M. Empey 1941-2 

•John M. Burden 1943-4 

•Reginald V. Conover 1945-6 

•Frederick W. Dean 1947-8 

•Clarence NacL. Pitts 1949-50 

Alexander G.N. Bradshaw 1951-2 

•John A.M. Taylor 1953-4 

John I. House 1955-6 

•Maurice A. Searle 1957-8 

Bruce H. Smith 1959-60 

Charles W. Emmett 1961-2 

Fraser Hay 1963-4 

•James E. Girven 1965-6 

•Stanley Portch 1967-8 

*G. Harold Shannon 1969 

Frederick W.D. Welham 1970-1 

Leo J. Gent 1972-73 

William S. Thomson 1974-5 

William H. Sproule 1976-7 

Aube L. Weisman 1978-9 

Frederick Scott 1980-1 



Honourary Past Grand First Principals and others of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario 



Elected 

•Henry Robertson 1888 

•Kivas Tully 1981 

•Hugh Murray 1903 

•Harry H. Watson 1909 

•E.T. Malone 1919 



Elected 

•A.T. Freed 1920 

•John M. Gibson 1922 

•Roderick B. Dargavel 1941 

•Melville S. Gooderham 1957 

•Reginal J. Lewis 1964 



The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Galloway, Scotland — Grand Z., 1958. 

R. Ex. Conip. Sir George Boag, England — Hon. Past Grand Supt. 1958. 

•R. Ex. Comp. William H. Sweeting, Victoria, Australia — Hon. Past Grand Prin. 

Soj. 1958. 
The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Elgin & Kincardine — Hon. Past Grand Z., 1975. 

Grand Scribes E. of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario 



•Thomas B. Harris 1857-1873 

•R.P. Stephens 1874-1875 

•Daniel Spry 1876-1877 

•David McLellan 1878-1891 

•Thomas Sargent 1892-1898 

•George J. Bennett 1899-1915 

•Deceased 



•Henry T. Smith 1916-1928 

•Edwin Smith 1929-1949 

•Fred J. Johnson 1949-1959 

•Maurice A. Searle 1960-1961 

•Robert J. Hamilton 1962-1969 

Fred C. Conley 1969-1978 

Robert T. Rigby 1978- 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 113 

NOTICE OF MOTION 



Herewith, as indicated, a Notice of Motion with respect to various changes required 
in the Constitution to give effect to proposals considered within this past year. 

I) Page 105 of the Constitution, under "Grand First Principals' Rulings". Remove 
the ruling on page 105 which was made in 1914, refusing permission for a Chapter Room to be 
leased to the O.E.S. Recent action of Grand Lodge renders this particular ruling out-of-date. 

2)Pge23, Sec. 50(1) 
Add the word "frist" after the word "past" so that this provision will read "The Grand 
Super-intendent must be a Past First Principal, and a resident in the District for which he is 
elected and appointed". Other provisions in the Constitution make it necessary for him to be a 
Past First Principal, but this error crept into the printing somewhere along the line. 

3) Sec. 31 of the Constitution, lines 13 - 14. The date to be changed to 1st February, 
so that the last sentence of Sec. 31 will read, "Such nominations must be sent by registered mail 
or delivered by hand to the Grand Scribe E., and to be received by him on or before the 1st day 
of February prior to the meeting of Grand Chapter at which the voting has to take place, 
provided, however, that when the 1st February falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, then on 
or before the close of business on the following business day." 

4) Sec. 32 of the Constitution, line 4 

The date to be changed to 21st day of February, and in line 9, the date to be changed to 1st of 
March. This will mean that the nomination must be in by the 1st of February and any 
withdrawals must be completed by the 21st of February, or they will be included on the final list 
of nominations to be mailed on the It of March. 

5) Sec. 37, first three lines. 

To be changed to read as follows, "Each companion must indicate upon the ballot paper the 
companion, or companions for whom he desires to vote.", etc. This is a matter of simply 
changing the wording because we now print all the names on the ballot paper. 

7) Sec. 50 (15) line 7, 

To be changed from "or the first two weeks in April" to "the first full week of April". 

8) Sec. 15, first three lines. 

To be changed to read, "the Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter will commence on the 
fourth Wed. of April at the hour of 2:00 p.m.", etc. 

9) Sec. 39, line 2, 

Change the time to 5:00 p.m., so that it will read, "will commence at 5:00 p.m. of the first day of 
the Convocation, and close at 6:30 p.m. on the same day." 

10) Sec. 39, line 5. 

To be changed by substituting the "forenoon" for the word "afternoon", so that the sentence 
will read, "the vote must forthwith be counted and will be announced during the forenoon on 
the second day of the Convocation." 

II) Sec. 62(e): 

Change the first two lines to read, "the Committee shall meet the morning of the first day of the 
Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter, at the place for holding the same", etc. 

120 Sec. 42: 
Eliminate both Grand Treasurer and Grand Scribe E. from that section, leaving that provision 
applying only to Grand Council, and add to Sec. 40. 

Charles W. Emmett hereby give notice that will move or cause to be moved at the 
next annual Convocation of Grand Chapter the following Notice of Motion: 

That a new section be added to Section 66, page 39 of our present Constitution and 
to be identified as sub-section H — 

Grand Chapter may also award the "Distinguished Service Award" — It shall be in 
the form of a speial decoration and shall be accompanied by a suitable certificate and citation. 

It must be in recognition of outstanding service to Capitular Masonry, made by a 
Companion who has devoted himself and his talents with distinction to his Chapter and Royal 
Arch Masonry in the Grand Chapter of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 



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Only those holding the rank of Companion are eligible for this honour, which is to be 
the reward given by Grand Chapter to one, who in the opinion of the Award Committee, has 
not been and is never likely to be elected and installed as the First Principal of a Chapter. 

Nominations for the Award must be submitted through the Grand Scribe E, in 
writing, giving the full name, address, Masonic rank, the name and number of the Chapter in 
this Grand Jurisdiction of which he is a Companion, full particulars of the special service 
claimed for the nominee in his Chapter, after due notice of motion has been given to all 
Companions of his Chapter. The vote on the resolution shall be an open majority vote of the 
Chapter. 

Only under most exceptional conditions shall an award be made if another living 
Companion of the Chapter has received this award by recommendation of that Chapter. 

There shall be no posthumous awards. 

The Award Committee shall be composed of three members, Past Grand First 
Principals, appointed by Grand Council, one to be appointed for three years, one for two years, 
and one for one year, and thereafter appointed for three years terms, any member of the 
Committee to be eligible for re-appointment when his time expires. This Committee shall make 
all awards of the medal and the decision of the Committee in dealing with applications for 
awards shall be unanimous and final, with no appeal, and may be made at any time. The 
Committee shall not be bound by precedent in making awards and each application shall be 
considered entirely on its own merit. 

Record of each award and the citation of service shall be entered in a special register, 
which shall be kept by the Grand Scribe E., and shall be included in the report of the Awards 
Committee to Grand Council and Grand Chapter. 



C.W. Emmett, 
Past Grand Z., 
January 29, 1982. 



I Charles W. Emmett, hereby give notice that I will move or cause to be moved at the 
next Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter the following Notice of Motion: 

That page 37 — Section 66, sub-section E, be changed by deleting in the first line "the 
Jewel" and adding the words "all Jewels" so that Section 66, sub-section E wil now read: 

(e) The designs and quality of all jewels will be determined by Grand Chapter upon 
recommendations of the Grand Executive Committee. 



Charles W. Emmett 
Past Grand Z. 
January 29, 1982 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 115 

INDEX OF PROCEEDINGS OF GRAND CHAPTER 

Page 

ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF CHAPTERS 56 57 

APPOINTMENTS OF GRAND Z 96-1 10 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 20 

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE ! 10 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 62 75 

AWARDS - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 

Committee on Award 80 

Jewels 80 

BALANCE SHEET 88 89 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

Report of Committee 78 

BURSARY FUND 105 106 

BUDGET gg, 89 

BY LAW CHANGES 85 

CHAPTER LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND See Auditor 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS 77 

COMMUTED FUND See Auditor 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

Report 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 85 

CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES APPROVED 1982 85 

CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE 

Report 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 

DEATHS 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 

DEDICATIONS 6 7 8 9 10 

DEMITS '..!.'..' 46 

DISPENSATIONS 28 on 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 12 13 

DISTRICTS 1 TO 16 

List of Grand Superintendents with Chapter No 47 43 49 50 

EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE ' ' ' 

Committee on 76, 81, 82 

ELECTION 

R eport 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENTS 

Members 95 97 93 

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT '• • • ' 87 

FINANCIAL REPORT - AUDITOR 88 89 

FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTERS 51> 52> 53, 54', 55 

Names and Addresses .'...'...'...!.. 

FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 84 

FRATERNAL DEAD 

Report 14, 15, 16 

GRAND CHAPTER 

Committee (Appointed) 95 97 98 

Officers - 1981 ' 11, 12 

Opening ' 12 

Call off 90 

Call on 90 

Closed 90 



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GRAND Z (INAUGURAL ADDRESS) 107, 108, 109 

Autobiography '• • 33, 34 

Address 28, 29, 30, 3l! 32 

Report of Committee on 102 103 

GRAND FIRST PRINCIPALS ' 1 1 2 

Elected 112 

Honourary 112 

Visits 35, 36, 37 

GRAND HISTORIAN 86 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES OF SISTER JURISDICTIONS 

Roll Call 26, 27 

List of Grand Representatives 58 59 60' 61 

GRAND REVIEWER !...'...' 84 

GRAND SECRETARIES - SISTER JURISDICTIONS 

Names and Addresses 58 59 60 61 

GRAND SCRIBE E. 

Report of 41 

Past Grand Scribes E 1 12 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 

Names and Addresses 47 43 49 50 

GRAND TREASURER 

Report 80 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

Report of Committee 79 

HONOURARY GRAND EXECUTIVE 96 

INSURANCE FUND 75 

INVESTMENTS 103> 104 

Report of Committee 

KEYSTONE FUND 75 

MEMBERSHIP TROPHY 90 

MEMORIAM 4 & 5 

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM 83 

MINUTES 

Confirmation 25 

MOTIONS ! 13 

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENT 62 75 

OATH OF OFFICE 27 

OFFICERS OF GRAND CHAPTER 

Appointed 

Elected 96, 97, 98 

Installed and Invested 95 97 98 

ORDER OF BUSINESS •'•••' 25 

PAST RANK 98 

PLACE OF MEETING - 1983 38 39 40 

PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 

List of 

PRESENTATION OF TROPHY 90 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES 77 

PUBLIC RELATIONS 77 

RECEPTION OF PAST GRAND Z's 13 

REINSTATED 47 

REVENUE 65 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, TORONTO, 1982 117 



SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY 

Report of Committee 105, 106 

Financial Report of Auditor § ee Auditor 

SCRIBES E. OF CHAPTERS 

Names and Addresses «1 52 53 54 55 

SPECIAL VISITATIONS '...'. 35' 36 ' 37 

STATISTICAL TABLES 42 43' 44' 45 

SUSPENSIONS '....'...' 46 

THANKS HI 

VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

Financial Statement 62-75 

VISITATIONS - GRAND Z 35 36 37 

VOTE OF THANKS .'...'... 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

Committee On 79 

WELCOME — DISTRICTS 8 & 8A 20 






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